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Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates Earth Day in Dover Plains, New York
Northeast Region, May 4, 2018
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George Molnar, USFWS, encourages students to visit the Great Thicket NWR Nellie Hill Unit.
George Molnar, USFWS, encourages students to visit the Great Thicket NWR Nellie Hill Unit. - Photo Credit: Dan Correa-Serna
Hispanic Access Foundation intern Dan Correa-Serna discusses his experience as a USFWS intern with students.
Hispanic Access Foundation intern Dan Correa-Serna discusses his experience as a USFWS intern with students. - Photo Credit: George Molnar

Located just a short distance from the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, Nellie Hill Unit, Dover High School hosted its annual Earth Day Celebration on April 20, 2018. Both the school and the Refuge are located in Dover Plains, New York. In attendance and representing the Refuge were George Molnar, and Hispanic Access Foundation intern, Dan Correa-Serna. This is the second year USFWS staff participated in this event, with the goals of supporting the school in celebrating Earth Day, raising awareness of Nellie Hill, and promoting visitation to the refuge.

 

Established just over a year ago, many students and others were unaware that a National Wildlife Refuge is literally “up the road” from the school. Thanks to a bowl of candy and some wildlife-related knickknacks (e.g., bobcat skin, turtle shells, etc.) the booth received great attendance from students, faculty, and other presenters, including some potential future partners. Overall the effort was a success, with more than 50 individuals stopping by and several attendees assuring refuge representatives that a trip to Nellie Hill is certain.


Contact Info: George Molnar, (973) 425-1222 ext 163, george_molnar@fws.gov
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