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Child doing environmental education - USFWS.

2014 is the 75th Anniversary of Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, which was created to provide marsh habitat for American Black Ducks and Atlantic Brant. The refuge was joined with Barnegat NWR in 1984 to create Edwin B. Forsythe NWR.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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Around the Refuge

  • The Nature of Volunteering

    Volunteers on the refuge - USFWS.

    Volunteers are an integral part of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the type of work our volunteers do on the refuge and check out their latest newsletter on our Get Involved page.

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  • Visitor Activities

    Boaters on the refuge at sunset  - USFWS.

    There are activities at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge throughout the year including hunting, fishing (freshwater and saltwater), wildlife viewing, photography and environmental education. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

    Visitor Activities
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Forsythe sunrise - Anne Harlan.
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014
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