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    Controlled burns at Great Swamp NWR

    Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting a series of controlled burns (up to 4 days) between March and April 2017.

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    Great Swamp Archery Starting This Summer

    Please contact Visitor Services Manager Jonathan Rosenberg at (973)425-1222, ext 115 for more information.

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While out on the refuge, waterproof footgear or old sneakers are recommended during most seasons in the Wilderness Area. Mosquitoes, ticks, and deer flies may be numerous from May to September throughout the refuge, so insect repellent and protective clothing are advisable. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which has been found in the area.

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National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Page Photo Credits — Spring Landscape - Brian Fruehling
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2017
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