St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public at this time.
A special use permit is required for any authorized activity on the refuge. Learn more
About the Complex
The Merritt Island NWR Complex also manages the Merritt Island NWR and Lake Woodruff NWR.
St. Johns is managed as part of the Merritt Island NWR Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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Dusky Seaside Sparrow
The Dusky Seaside Sparrow was a non-migratory subspecies of the Seaside Sparrow, found in Florida in the natural salt marshes of Merritt Island and along the St. Johns River. The last definite known individual died on June 17, 1987, and the subspecies was officially declared extinct in December 1990.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Great Egret - Matthew Paulson, Southern leopard frog - Trish Hartmann, Wood stork - Ray Sanders
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2013