Learn about some of the commonly heard frog and toads in western Kentucky.
Sounds of Frogs
Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp
The Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest is a FUN and educational program for kids in grades K-12.
Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp
Hunting and Fishing Permits
Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
Leaves of three, let it be! You've probably heard that little rhyme about poison ivy, but it’s not just the leaves that can give you the itch. The stems and even the roots contain the chemical that cause a rash in approximately 85% of people.
So what can you do? The best plan of action is to learn to identify the plant in order to avoid it as much as possible. Even if you usually don’t react to the plant, allergies can change over time. Don’t risk it! If you do come into contact with the plant, wash the exposed area with lots of cold water within an hour. Rubbing alcohol is also an option for cleaning the area, but never use hot water as this will only open your pores. If it’s too late and you already have the rash, there are many different products available for sale at your nearest pharmacy to combat the itch. However, for serious cases you should see a doctor.
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
A BIG thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make the Annual Refuge Litter Day a success for 2014! With the help of approximately 50 volunteers, we were able to clean up multiple locations in two different counties. Volunteers and staff collected 3 large trailers and 3 truck beds FULL of litter. There were also several bags of aluminum and plastic collected for recycling. Thanks again for your help, we hope to see you again next year!
The deadline for Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp entries is a postmark date of March 15th. We encourage all entries to be mailed with a piece of cardboard or another type of firm support to prevent damage to the art during shipping. All entries should be mailed to:
PO Box 89
Benton, KY 42025Learn more about Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp Art and Writing Contest
Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is looking for a college student interested in an internship during the summer of 2014. To learn more about applying click here!
Wanting to learn more about the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge and local resources? Try our new auto tour!
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Cope's Gray Tree Frog - aeller/usfws
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2014