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    • 2014 Photo Contest

      Beall Connector Best of Show Beth Spencer

      Acceptance of entries for Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge's annual photo contest is underway! Entries are due no later than October 22, 2014. A public reception announcing the winners and Best of Show will take place on November 1, 2014. 

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    • Refuge Storytime

      Refuge Storytime Event

      Friday, August 8 at 10 am. What's bugging you? Come talk to us about this month's topic--Ants!

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    • 20th Anniversary Celebration

      20th Anniversary Logo

      Saturday, August 16, starting at 7 am. Join us for a morning of activities, tours, exhibits, refreshments, and celebration as we mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Come in and see how we've grown from 86 acres to more than 16,000! Check back on our website or follow us on Facebook. NOTE: The Visitor Center will close to the public at 12 noon for our afternoon annual volunteer recognition event.  

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    • Celebration of Birds Birdwalk

      Red Shouldered Hawk

      Saturday, August 16 at 7 am. What better way to kick off the Refuge's 20th anniversary celebration than with an early morning birdwalk? Come along with Casey Rucker on a Celebration of Birds birdwalk. We'll visit a portion of the original tract of Refuge property for a leisurely exploration of our wonderful variety of birds. Don't miss this walk. No binoculars? Borrow ours! Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. 

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    • A Walk through Canaan Valley History

      Thompson at Splash Dam

      Saturday, August 16 at 3 pm. Our celebration of the Refuge's 20th Anniversary concludes with a walk through Canaan Valley history.

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    • Valley Vibes: The History of Ryman Setters

      Lesser Ryman Setters

      Saturday, September 13 at 6 pm. Spend an hour with author and wildlife biologist Walter Lesser at this special presentation sponsored by the Friends of the 500th. 

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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2013
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