“Chickadee Checkoff” donations near record low in Iowa

A Trumpeter Swan. Source: Alan D. Wilson, Wikimedia

It’s easy for Iowans to help protect the state’s wildlife. By simply checking a box on their tax forms, they can donate money to the state’s Fish and Wildlife Fund, which the DNR uses to preserve species like frogs, butterflies, trumpeter swans and bald eagles.

But donations to the fund, commonly dubbed the “Chickadee Checkoff,” have dropped in recent years and now hover near record lows, reports Radio Iowa: Continue reading