Check out the new Fall, 2014 Calendar of Events. There are more details on the 40th Anniversary Open House event (Sunday, October 12) and the new children's workshop "Taking Aim...Archery, Binoculars, and Cameras".Fall 2014 Calendar of Events
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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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Celebrating.... Our anniversary! Come and join the fun. We will be having an Open House on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 10:00a-6:oop. There will be exhibits, activity tents, a guided bus tour and (NEW) guided motor boat tours on Lake Drummond. Some activities will require reservations and seats are limited, so call now!
The celebration continues with additional activities during the week. Download the full week's schedule and CALL to make your reservations!
Download the full week's schedule and CALL to make your reservations!
40th Anniversary Week Event Schedule
Check out our new workshop for youth ages 7-11 years. Each class will feature a focus on one of three outdoor activities: an introduction to target archery, an introduction to the use of binoculars for wildlife observation, and an introduction to nature photography. All equipment will be supplied for the classes. Call for registration.Taking Aim flyer
"A Day at the Refuge" is a nature art contest for children grades K-8. A presentation for winners will be held during the 40th Anniversary Open House event at the Refuge on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 1:30p. Follow the link for more details.Nature art contest
The refuge hunt program requires a refuge hunt permit as well as a state hunt license and tags. You can register now for both. Hunt Program Registration
An active fire management program is housed on the refuge. Seasonal activities include the planning and implementation of controlled burns, and wildfire suppression. The zone program conducts burns 9 months a year, and averages 35 burn days a year. Burns are conducted in a wide range of habitat types, including marsh, grasslands, pocosins, and upland pine and hardwood forest.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014