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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week 2010
Midwest Region, October 17, 2010
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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge hosted a number of events during National Wildlife Refuge Week 2010. The Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk to kick off National Wildlife Refuge Week was held Oct. 9, 2010 with a total of 82 participants. This was the largest participation in the decade-long history of this event. A total of 16 sponsors supported this event.  The entire day was called a Family Day. Other activities included canoeing, archery, rifle target practice, fur trapping demonstration, wildlife tracks plaster casting, wildflower identification, wetland frog hike, nest building, birding, fishing, goose hunting demonstrations, loess hill hike and radio telementry demonstrations. Several hundred people attended and enjoyed the all day activities.

The 'Big Sit' took place on Oct. 10, 2010 at the refuge entrance tower. A total of 8 members of the Midland Empire Audubon Society staffed the event from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and an additional 17 visitors stopped during the event to observe birds. A total of 36 species were spotted.

The Annual Falls City Middle School Environmental Education Field Day was held Oct. 13, 2010 with approximately 65 students and 10 adults participating. Students were split up into six groups and visited six stations throughout the day, learning about endangered species, grasslands, stream flow, bird migration, wetland management and heavy equipment used in wetland restoration efforts.

The 75th Anniversary Celebration and volunteer appreciation picnic was held Oct. 16, 2010.

Contact Info: Ron Bell, 660/442-5754,extension 13, Ron_Bell@fws.gov



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