National Wildlife Refuge System

A black-throated blue warbler tends to its hungry chicks. National wildlife refuges across the country provide vital feeding, resting and nesting habitat to birds, especially during spring and fall migration.
Geese fill the sky at sunset at a wildlife area. The photo is one of many striking nature images taken over his lifetime by Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge outdoor recreation planner Dave Menke, who died this spring
Credit:Dave Menke, USFWS

Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge System

News for June 2011

Wild Angles is a reliable source of news about environmental issues, initiatives and events in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants.
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National Fishing and Boating Week  What better time to teach a child to fish than on National Fishing and Boating Week, and what better place than a national wildlife refuge? Many refuges will host youth fishing derbies and other public events in June to mark this yearly celebration of fishing and boating, sponsored by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.

Refuge Events Calendar  Summer, glorious summer, ushers in a rush of family events on national wildlife refuges. Paddle trips, fishing rodeos, butterfly counts and scavenger hunts in the night sky are just some of the adventures planned. Come see why it’s always a good time to visit a national wildlife refuge.

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Wild Angles is published monthly by the Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior.

For information about items in the tip sheet, contact:
Martha Nudel, 703-358-1858
Claire Cassel, 703-358-2357

Last updated: May 26, 2011