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

February 6, 2009

Let Nature Be Your Valentine This Year

Grab your valentine and say, "Let's go outside" and experience the excitement of a soaring raptor or the solitude of a walk down a nature trail. What better time than Valentine’s Day to fall for the wildlife and wild lands that grace two of America’s national wildlife refuges. Whether you choose a coastal wetlands or a pocosin forest, you’ll be able to fill yourself with sweet memories without leaving Dare County. Pea Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invite you to give your heart to wildlife this Valentine's Day.

Another way to celebrate wildlife this Valentine's day! Check out and see a selection of very cool e-cards. Now you can send all your friends these free wildlife Valentine cards. It will make them want to go outside and see wildlife too!

For information about Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, visit or or call 252-987-1118.

On boardwalk - boy points out something to older couple.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, take a trip to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge with your family. You can spend hours soaking in the scenic views and experiencing nature and wildlife on a barrier island. Or visit Alligator River National Wildlife and see black bears, raptors, waterfowl, or other forms of wildlife. It's a great way to show your family some love! Photo credit: Missy McGaw