Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

November 9, 2007

Local Nonprofit Group Seeks National Wildlife Refuge Support

The annual membership meeting of the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society will be held Wednesday evening, November 14 at 7:30 at the Public Library on the corner on Burnside Road and US 64 business in Manteo, NC. Society members and other persons who are interested in learning what they can do to support Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are encouraged to attend.

Mike Bryant, Alligator River Refuge Manager, will provide an update on current issues and strategies relating to resource management and public use opportunities on the refuges and will be available for questions and discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to join the Coastal Wildlife Society, sign up to be refuge volunteers, or just learn more about the role of national wildlife refuges in eastern North Carolina and in America.

Bryant commented, "I can't imagine where these refuges would be without the support that has been provided over the years by the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society and volunteers from the communities around us. I hope to see lots more folks come out to this meeting and get involved with refuges."

For more information, call the refuge office at 252-473-1131 or email bonnie_strawser@fws.gov.

Prothonatary Warbler

photo credit: Jeff Lewis
photo caption: Prothonotary warblers, like this one, are just one of the many wildlife species that call Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge home. Especially during the spring and summer, these birds are commonly seen. To learn more about how you can help Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges in their roles of providing habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for people, come to the annual meeting of the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society on November 14 at 7:30 pm at the Manteo Public Library.