National Wildlife Refuge week is here! Celebrate America’s wild places and wildlife by visiting a refuge near you.
“America’s refuges are the world’s premier system of lands and waters protected to conserve wildlife and habitat,” says Evan Hirsche, NWRA President. “But they are so much more. Refuges are a sound taxpayer investment, returning an average of four dollars to local economies for every dollar appropriated to refuge budgets. In addition, our Refuge System provides incomparable recreation opportunities for millions of visitors each year, including more than 2.5 million hunters, 7 million anglers, and 30 million wildlife watchers as well as students and photographers.”
To see a complete list of Refuge Week events, including those happening on your local refuge, visit http://www.fws.gov/refuges/SpecialEvents/FWS_SpecialEventsCalendar.cfm.