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  • Spring Beauty

    What's Happening in April?

    Spring returns to the prairie, with nesting birds, the first sprouting plants, warmer weather and April showers.

    Seasons of the Refuge

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    Earth Day

    Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. For Earth Day, volunteer to restore native ecosystems. Free lunch provided.

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    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm, and Sunday noon-5pm; closed Federal holidays.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015
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