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Recently Established Refuges Honored by Secretary Salazar with Commemorative Planks at Pelican Island NWR

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar placed seven new planks today at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL in commemoration of six new national wildlife refuge units established in 2012 and renaming a seventh in honor of the late U.S. …

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NWRA-Led Efforts Result in the Designation of the Second National Blueway and Cache River National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Expansion

Announcements spark renewed conservation efforts for the White River Watershed of Arkansas and Missouri Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes announced on January 9th that the White River and its associated watershed in Arkansas and Missouri has been selected …

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NWRA Looks Forward to Working with President Obama for Another Term

Under President Obama’s leadership, the Refuge System has transitioned to the forefront of land and water conservation. In the past four years, the National Wildlife Refuge System has grown to include 560 refuges, in all states and territories. It is …

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A Changing Climate Thrashes Coastal Refuges

Dear Refuge Supporter, As Hurricane Sandy barreled through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions early this week many coastal Refuges have been severely hit. In addition to infrastructure damage, which may include visitor centers, office buildings, equipment, and operational facilities, irreversible …

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Upward and Onward!

Evan Hirsche

Dear Friends, As our members and partners know, in July I announced my intention to leave NWRA after 11 years to pursue new opportunities, and today I stepped down in conjunction with the organization’s fall board meeting to make way …

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New NWRA Campaign Promotes Donations from FWS Employees

The NWRA today launched a comprehensive initiative to educate U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees and other interested individuals about the role the non-profit plays in supporting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Refuge System. Called the …

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National Wildlife Refuge Week Oct. 14-20

Harris Neck NWR has about ninety thousand visitors each year and they are from all parts of this country. These young bicyclists were off to visit Woody Pond for a peak at the alligators that call the refuge home. Visitors of all ages enjoy the diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty found at Harris Neck NWR throughout the year. | Sharon Lindsay

Visit Your National Wildlife Refuges: October 14-20, 2012 Treat yourself with a visit to a national wildlife refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week, from October 14-20. Celebrate America’s wildlife heritage, and see what refuges are doing to conserve it. “National …

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2012 Refuge Photo Contest Now Open!

Give us your best shot! The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) is rolling out its 6th annual digital photo contest showcasing America’s National Wildlife Refuges. “Images of wildlife and wild landscapes tell the remarkable story of our national wildlife refuges,” …

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The Birding Community E-Bulletin: August

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This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and scopes, Carl …

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The Flyer E-newsletter: September

PRESIDENT’S LETTER Mr. and Mrs. Smith Have a Message for Washington Five years ago, an extraordinary thing happened on Capitol Hill – it wasn’t that more than 50 private citizens from across the country, as part of an almost annual …

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