FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: February, 25, 2014
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is hiring four teens age 15 to 18 to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. The employment will begin on June 16, 2014, will last for 8 weeks, and will pay minimum wage. This is a good work experience for teens interested in conservation and working in the outdoors. The program includes 4 hours per week of environmental education. Planned work activities include building and improving hiking trails, landscaping, painting facilities, constructing signs, preparing whooping crane pens, and various other biological, visitor services, and maintenance projects.
Date: February 11, 2014
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) - Girl Scouts from across central Wisconsin enjoyed Winter Critters Girl Scout Day at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge! This one day event was presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with the Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and the Badgerland and Northwestern Great Lakes Girl Scout Councils of Wisconsin.Nearly 40 Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts representing eight troops were present at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, February 8th! Throughout the event, scouts were engaged in hands-on educational activities and worked towards earning their Hiker or Animal Habitats badges. Girls spent the day snowshoeing and hiking across habitats found at the refuge, explored how to be prepared to go on a winter hike, created winter wildlife habitats, and challenged their understanding of winter wildlife adaptations through mini experiments!
February 1, 2014
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Don’t sit out winter. Get into it at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge! Explore miles of trails by snowshoe, ski, or with camera! Join a planned event or visit when it suits you! Or, warm up after exploring and stop in the Visitor Center. Trails are open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset. Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to see the refuge during winter. This easy to learn sport poses little risk of injury and is a great way to exert energy during the cold winter months. Check-out a pair of adult or child sized snowshoes at the Visitor Center to explore on your own, or join a naturalist on Saturday, February 15th from 10:00am – 11:00am for a short snowshoe lesson and habitat hike.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Attention all
young artists in grades K-12: put your art skills to the test by submitting
renderings of waterfowl into Wisconsin’s annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp
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