All smiles, a youngster shows off the trout he caught at a fishing derby in Massachusetts. Many national wildlife refuges will host learn-to-fish events in early June for National Fishing and Boating Week.
Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge SystemNews for June 2012 RSS
Start of Summer Amps Up the Fun
At National Wildlife Refuges
Summer’s here, and a raft of outdoor adventures await for the whole family at national wildlife refuges. Discover the magic of the natural world. Prepare to experience a thrill, whether you visit a refuge to see wildlife, take extraordinary photos, enjoy a stimulating hike or paddle, or catch a bass or a bluegill. Refuges have got it all.
Wildlife refuges can help you get fit while you're seeing wildlife up close. In 2010 more than 40 million people visited a national wildlife refuge, generating about $4.2 billion in economic activity, according to an October 2011 report commissioned by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization. Sample a refuge event and find out what all the excitement is about.
National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2-10, 2012
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