For more details, contact the refuge.Marsh Madness!: Spend the day learning about
various habitats, wildlife, and recreational opportunities at this free event held every March. Presentations, demonstrations and fun activities you can enjoy on the refuge like kayaking, fishing,
crabbing, bird identification, and more. Great event for families, school groups, Boy & Girl Scout troops, outdoor enthusiasts. adventurer seekers and any one who enjoys nature!
National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration:
Celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System! A week of fun wildlife-related tours, talks,
and walks. This event is typically held
the second full week of October.
Christmas Bird Count:
From mid-December into January, thousands of volunteers across the country take
part in this popular citizen-science program! Join the effort at McFaddin National Wildlife
National Public Lands Day (NPLD):
The nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United
States. NPLD is typically held on the last
Saturday in September. This popular event is a
great volunteer opportunity and a fun way you can help national wildlife
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Blue crab are bottom-dwellers and can be found in every type of habitat in the Gulf of Mexico -- from back bays and estuaries to the saltiest and deepest of waters, they thrive in the low tide line or at depths of 120 feet. Throughout the various stages of their lives, they are an important food source for many species, including humans.