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KENAI: Refuge Celebrates 70th Birthday
Alaska Region, October 1, 2011
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Animal Olympics
Animal Olympics - Photo Credit: Janet Schmidt, FWS
Great Grey Owl, courtesy of Bird Treatment and Learning Center
Great Grey Owl, courtesy of Bird Treatment and Learning Center - Photo Credit: Janet Schmidt, FWS
Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear - Photo Credit: Janet Schmidt, FWS
Puddles and Friends
Puddles and Friends - Photo Credit: Janet Schmidt, FWS

On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge celebrated 70 years of conservation. The Refuge was established in 1941 to protect the “giant Kenai moose.” Over the years, the Refuge boundary grew and now serves to protect all resident Refuge wildlife and their habitats as well as managing 1.3 million acres of wilderness while continuing to offer extraordinary outdoor recreational opportunities. The party was held at the Kenai Refuge Visitor Center and Headquarters parking lot on Ski Hill Rd in Soldotna.
There were free hot dogs and chili with birthday cake for dessert. Rex, our Refuge canine officer, was in attendance as was Smokey Bear, and Puddles the National Wildlife Refuge System’s Blue Goose. Live music played while folks enjoyed bird walks, insect safaris and live raptors, courtesy of Bird Treatment and Learning Center of Anchorage, Alaska. Fisheries Biologists demonstrated their “Track a Fish” technology, and folks were invited to add their favorite memory to the Refuge Memory Wall.


Contact Info: Janet Schmidt, 907-260-2808, janet_schmidt@fws.gov



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