Category Archive: Inside Washington

NWRA Brings Director of “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society to D.C.

Birgie Vertesch, Executive Director of the ”Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, a non profit organization supporting the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlfie (NWR) Refuge in Sanibel, Florida, traveled to Washington D.C. this week. She made the trip to let members of Congress …

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Government Shut Down and National Wildlife Refuge System – What Happens?

You might be wondering how a government shut down will impact our 561 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts.  To begin with – they will all be closed to the public. This includes hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, school …

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NWRA Brings Friends to Washington

On Thursday September 26, 17 Friends members and partners from all over the United States flew into Washington, D.C. to speak with their Representatives and Senators in support of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Carrying a unified message of robust …

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Congress Returns from Long Recess to a Long To Do List

After a long five week recess, the House and Senate are back in action with quite a lot on their “To-Do” list. With only a few legislative calendar days before the end of the fiscal year on September 30, it is …

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Refuge Friends Testify before House Subcommittee on Refuge Bills

On April 25, two refuge Friends members testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oceans, Wildlife and Insular Affairs regarding two bills concerning the Refuge System. Mary Harper of the Friends of Forsythe NWR in New Jersey, testified on …

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NWRA and Partners Submit Testimony and Advocate for the FY14 Budget

Friends Ed Graham and Mary Harper stand with Jim Kurth, Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System, after testifying on two refuge related bills in front of the .

The appropriations season is in full swing in Washington, DC, with debates on budgets and refuge policy occurring every day. The National Wildlife Refuge Association and its diverse membership of Refuge Friends, private landowners, and sportsmen have been actively providing …

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NWRA Applauds President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

NWRA applauds President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget for including important conservation priorities including the National Wildlife Refuge System and Land and Water Conservation Fund. The President’s request includes $499 million for the National Wildlife Refuge System’s Operations and Maintenance …

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Senate Confirms Sally Jewell as the Next Secretary of the Interior

The National Wildlife Refuge Association today expressed its strong support for Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior following the Senate’s confirmation of her nomination last night.  Jewell’s appreciation for the outdoors and wildlife …

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NWRA Applauds Nomination of Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior

The National Wildlife Refuge Association today announced its strong support for President Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell to become the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Jewell is currently the CEO of Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI) and …

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NWRA and Friends of Alaska Refuges Hail Decision to Kill the “Road to Nowhere” Through Izembek NWR

The National Wildlife Refuge Association and the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges today hailed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) decision to oppose a land transfer that would have allowed for construction of a 30-mile, $30-million gravel road …

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