National Wildlife Refuge System

A great horned owl is all eyes at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia
A great horned owl is all eyes at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia.
Credit:Susan Rachlin, USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for April 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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Earth Day Cleanups  Earth Day, April 22, has been set aside since 1970 to celebrate the earth’s richness, recognize its fragility and educate people about what they can do to help protect the planet. Many refuges will host public events

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day  International Migratory Bird Day, observed on or about the second Saturday in May, calls attention to the remarkable journeys of some 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and wintering grounds in South and Central America. Many refuges will host public events.

National Fishing and Boating Week  Many refuges will host public events on or around the week of June 4 to mark this annual celebration of fishing and boating, sponsored by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

Refuge Events Calendar  It is always a good season to visit a national wildlife refuge. Here is a sampling of upcoming refuge events:

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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: April 5, 2011