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National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 329 (mailing),
205 South Ludington Dr
Columbia, NC 27925
Friends of Pocosin Lakes
Walter B Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds, Columbia, NC
Established: 1990 (the 12,000-acre Pungo Unit was established as Pungo National Wildlife Refuge in 1963, then merged into Pocosin Lakes, when it was established).
Acres: 110,106 (90,000 donated).
Located in Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, NC; Headquarters located in Columbia.
Financial Impact of the Refuge
63,000 visitors annually.
Annual operating budget $2.1 million (FY 07).
Predominant vegetation type is southeastern shrub bog which is also known as pocosin. This type is characterized by a very dense growth of mostly broadleaf evergreen shrubs with scattered pond pine.
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