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

March 5, 2012

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is Celebrating Its 28th Anniversary with a Free Tram Tour!

Come on out for a FREE tram tour as we celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. On Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, learn about the history of the area before the establishment of the refuge. As you discover why this place is important for wildlife and YOU, be on the lookout for black bear, Bald Eagles and other animals. Watch for the budding of wildflowers and many plants along the way. Find out what is happening in the future and how you can be a part of it at the new Gateway Visitor Center opening in May! Be prepared for the weather on this open-air tram. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are permitted. Contact Cindy Heffley at 252-475-4180 if you have any questions. Reservations are not required.

Buffalo City
Buffalo City is a big part of the history of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges. The photo above will be among the exhibits in the representation of the old Dare Forest Store Company. We would love to be able to identify the folks in this picture! If you know who they are, please call or email us!
(252-473-1131 ext 230 or bonnie_strawser@fws.gov)
Photo Credit: Outer Banks History Center.