Friday, October 10, 2008

National Wildlife Refuge Week, Oct. 12-18

From the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:

Whether it's taking a walk among the fall colors, spotting a rare bird species, or learning about the cultural resources that are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's conservation mission, National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 12-18, celebrates the diversity and resources of America's 548 national wildlife refuges. And it's a great opportunity to find a family event in your community.

"America's wildlife refuges offer great places to teach our children the importance of making a lifelong commitment to our nation's natural resources," said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall. "Exploring the outdoors and learning how all living things are connected to one another is what National Wildlife Refuge Week is all about."
You can look for a NWR Week event at this special events calendar, and you can look for more refuges near you at this zoomable map.

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2 Comments:

Blogger A Portland Backyard said...

What a great post! Thanks for all of the info!

October 13, 2008 12:34 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

My pleasure (c:

October 13, 2008 4:28 PM  

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