Become a Junior Refuge Manager! Becoming a Junior Refuge Manager is a great way to learn about Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Stop by the refuge visitor contact station and ask for a Junior Refuge Manager brochure to begin your journey. The brochure has several questions about refuge wildlife, trees, etc. that you will see on the boardwalk trail. Once you have completed the activity booklet, take it back to the refuge visitor contact station and a refuge employee will check your answers, and give you an official Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Junior Refuge Manager pin. You can take it home and show all of your friends!
Let’s Go Outside! Check out the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s web site connecting people to nature for MORE fun ideas!
Fish, Wildlife and People - A Mark Trail Coloring Book (pdf)A Mark Trail book that teaches you about taking care of our precious natural resources. There are many pictures to color as well as activity sheets, home projects and more. (USFWS publication)
Wetlands Coloring Book (pdf)This book teaches about wetlands, the importance of wildlife refuges and the duck stamp program. There are many pictures to color and a place to draw your very own duck stamp. (USFWS publication)
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Prime Hook NWR is embarking on a large-scale tidal marsh restoration project in the wetlands previously managed as freshwater impoundments. It's one of the largest marsh restoration projects ever in the eastern U.S. Restoration from degraded open water conditions to back-barrier salt marsh habitats will involve re-building dunes, closing breaches, and restoring tidal channels throughout the marsh. The restored hydrological and salinity regimes will support the natural recolonization of salt marsh grasses in Unit II and parts of Unit III.