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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers Free Admission to National Wildlife Refuges in Honor of Veterans

November 9, 2012

Contacts:
Claire Cassel
703-358-2357
claire_cassel@fws.gov

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

USFWS Offers Free Admission to National Wildlife Refuges in Honor of Veterans

In honor of America’s veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces and their families, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering fee-free access to national wildlife refuges during the Veterans Day weekend. Wildlife refuges provide a great opportunity to celebrate America’s natural heritage and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Free admission is available to all, November 10-12.

There is a national wildlife refuge within an hour’s drive of most major cities. Visitors can enjoy world-class fishing, hunting and wildlife observation along 2,500 miles of land and water trails as well as photography and environmental education. Fish, hunt, hike – or just go for the fun of exploring America’s natural treasures.

Since Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has become the nation’s premier habitat conservation network, encompassing more than 150 million acres in 560 refuge units and 38 wetland management districts. Every state has at least one national wildlife refuge.

To find a nearby refuge, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuges/index.html.


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.

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