Thursday, March 29, 2001Montana's Capitol Station post office will relocate to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena Friday in honor of the agency's centennial anniversary.
"We feel privileged to have the U.S. Postal Service recognize FWP's first century of conservation with a special stamp cancellation," said FWP Director Jeff Hagener. "The historic value of this special cancellation ensures thatour state's conservation legacy will long be remembered."
Helena Postmaster Denny Mailey will kick off the special event Friday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to Noon atFWP headquarters, 1420 East Sixth Ave. in Helena.Postal clerks will hand cancel regular mail and any specially stamped envelopes or postcards for the public. The special cancellation features FWP's centennial logo, dated March 30, 2001.
Anyone interested in having letters or postcards canceled, should affix correct postage to the envelope or postcard and address it to your self or someone else. Place the envelopes or postcards in a larger envelope addressed to: FWP Centennial Station, Postmaster,Helena, MT 59620-9998. Orders must be postmarked within 30 days of the cancel date to qualify for service. There is no charge for the service.
FWP marks 100 years of conservation this month, a celebration that will continue throughout the year. On March 18, 1901, Montana's seventh Legislature passed an act to provide for the appointment of a state game and fish warden to establish what would eventually become today's Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks department.