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Cause for Celebration



Many National Wildlife Refuges around the country plan special events to mark these dates:

National Public Lands Day (NPLD), Saturday, September 26, is dedicated to teaching Americans about the need to work together to protect and improve forests and other public lands. The 16th annual event will involve volunteers in building trails and bridges, removing trash and invasive plants and planting trees.

For more information: http://www.publiclandsday.org.

National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, September 26, established by Congress and President Richard Nixon in 1971, recognizes hunters' and anglers' contributions to wildlife conservation.

For more information: http://www.nhfday.org.

National Wildlife Refuge Week, Sunday, October 11 – Saturday, October 17 From the end of September through the month of October, many National Wildlife Refuges throughout the country offer events, talks and celebrations to mark the annual National Wildlife Refuge Week.

A complete list of refuge activities and special events is available at: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/SpecialEvents/FWS_SpecialEvents_Search.cfm



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