Friday, October 24, 2008

Dedication of new national wildlife refuge on Oct. 25

Saturday, Oct. 25, marks the dedication of Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge in Rolling Fork, Miss. The ceremony will take place during the Great Delta Bear Affair festival, honoring the country's 26th president and his 150th birthday. Roosevelt established the refuge system in 1903.

The new refuge is part of the renamed Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex, formerly known as the Central Mississippi Refuges Complex. The complex includes six other refuges: Hillside NWR, Holt Collier NWR, Mathew Brakes NWR, Morgan Brake NWR, Panther Swamp NWR and Yazoo NWR.

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