High school students enjoy the great outdoors at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Credit: USFWS
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week from October 11–17, 2015!
September 29, 2015
To celebrate the nation’s enduring connections to the natural world and the unique ways nature touches everyone’s lives, the Service is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week from October 11-17, 2015. National wildlife refuges, managed by the Service, have been part of America’s rich natural heritage since 1903, when President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge on Pelican Island in Florida. Today, you can visit a refuge to fish, hunt, hike, birdwatch or simply commune with nature. While you’re there, learn how refuges protect natural spaces and improve life for you and your community.
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