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Pinellas
National Wildlife Refuge


1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, FL   34429
E-mail: chassahowitzka@fws.gov
Phone Number: 352-563-2088
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/chassahowitzka/pinellas
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  Overview
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge
The Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1951 as a breeding ground for colonial bird species. Herons, cormorants, egrets, endangered brown pelicans and many more species use this quiet refuge for nesting. Tarpon key, one of the islands making-up the refuge, hosts the largest brown pelican rookery in the state of Florida. The abundant green sea grass beds around the island are protected from motorized boat activity.


Getting There . . .
Because of its small size and importance to wildlife, the refuge is closed to all public use

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    Note
The refuge is closed to the public.




Recreation and Education Opportunities
Environmental Education
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Management Activities
Provide nesting habitat for endangered brown pelicans and other water birds.

Preserve and protect barrier island habitat.