Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131
November 17, 2006
photo credit: FWS, Bonnie Strawser
Local National Wildlife Refuges were established for "wildlife first", but also provide a wide variety of wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities for the public. Attend the annual membership meeting of the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society to find way that you can help local refuges.
Local National Wildlife Refuges Need Your Help!
The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, local support group for national wildlife refuges, invites everyone who is interested in helping these refuges to attend its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:30 P.M. at the Dare County Library in Kill Devil Hills, NC located at 400 Mustian Street. "Our sole reason for existence is to help Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and other refuges in eastern North Carolina to be successful in their 'wildlife first' mission and in providing wildlife-dependent recreational for the public", commented Tom White, Jr., president for the group.
White added, "You may have read in the newspapers about the severe cutback in federal funds which is endangering the wildlife refuge system and which will probably result in the closing of a number of refuges. Please attend this meeting so we can discuss ways in which we can better support and save our local refuges. This is a serious matter of great urgency."
Mike Bryant, Refuge Manager for Alligator River and other refuges in the NC Coastal Plains Refuge Complex, will be on-hand to provide information about current budget situations on the refuge and answer questions about how the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society can help.
For more information call Abbey Reibel 252-987-1118 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org