National Wildlife Refuge System

A youngster gets a hand at the spotting scope at Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge.

A great egret lands at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. National wildlife refuges offer natural thrills to visitors in any season.

Credit: Rosie Walunas/USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for August 2011

Wild Angles is a reliable source of news about environmental issues, initiatives and events in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants.
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Adventures Abound In the National Wildlife Refuge System   National wildlife refuges offer natural thrills — along with paddle trips, fishing rodeos, butterfly counts and other adventures. See a complete calendar of refuge special events.  The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. Here is a sampling of upcoming refuge events:


Seasonal Happenings  Summer is high season for family events on national wildlife refuges. The fun doesn’t end, though, when fall rolls around.

National Public Lands Day  Many refuges will invite volunteers to mark this national day of service, on Saturday, September 24, by helping to clean and enhance refuge property.

National Wildlife Refuge Week  Many refuges will host special Refuge Week events during the week of October 9 through 15 to celebrate America’s majestic wildlife heritage.

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Wild Angles is published monthly by the Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior.

For information about items in the tip sheet, contact:
Martha Nudel, 703-358-1858
Claire Cassel, 703-358-2357

Last updated: August 2, 2011