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News Release

Get Your Goose On! (at a National Wildlife Refuge)

For Immediate Release

September 16, 2013


Get Your Goose On! (at a National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Kate Miyamoto / USFWS

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched an educational and outreach photo campaign called “Get Your Goose On! (at a National Wildlife Refuge)." The campaign, which supports the Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, encourages the public to learn more about the National Wildlife Refuge System and the myriad outdoor recreational opportunities it provides.

The campaign launches today with the official Get Your Goose On video. The video features images of the public participating in a variety of outdoor recreational activities on National Wildlife Refuges across the country. Individuals are encouraged to participate in the campaign by submitting photos of themselves on national wildlife refuges to a shared flickr group set up specifically for the campaign.

The term “Get Your Goose On!” relates to the blue goose, the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System. To get one’s goose on simply means to enjoy America’s great outdoors at a national wildlife refuge.

For more information on the campaign, visit the campaign website.

The National Wildlife Refuge System, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the nation’s premiere network of public lands and waters set aside to provide habitat for wildlife and unparalleled outdoor experiences for the public. There are more than 560 wildlife refuges nationwide and at least one within an hour’s drive of most major American cities.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel, download photos from our Flickr page, and visit our Podcast Central page.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-330

Arlington, Virginia 20003

(703) 358-2220

(703) 358-1930 FAX

www.fws.gov



Contacts

Ryan Moehring
303-236-0345
Ryan_Moehring@fws.gov

Martha Nudel
703-358-1858
Martha_Nudel@fws.gov



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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: September 16, 2013
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