In Massachusetts, a participant in a Youth Fishing Derby hosted this spring by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reels in his catch. Many national wildlife refuges hosted similar events. Photo: Megan Nagel/USFWS.
Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge SystemNews for August 2012 RSS
Discover Your Best Nature
At National Wildlife Refuges
It’s your nature: Explore it at a national wildlife refuge. You won’t lack for what to do. Refuges are fairly bursting with free or low-cost special events as summer turns to fall. Thrills await, whether you visit a refuge to see wildlife, enjoy a hike or a paddle, or catch a bass or a bluegill.
Wildlife refuges can help you get fit while you're seeing wildlife up close. Get in the nature habit and stimulate your senses and soothe your mind with a walk in a tranquil outdoor setting.
In 2010 more than 40 million people visited a national wildlife refuge, generating about $4.2 billion in economic activity, according to an October 2011 report commissioned by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization. Sample a refuge event and find out what all the excitement is about.
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