Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation

On June 30th, 1972, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge was officially established as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system and became America's first and largest urban national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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! As part of the celebration, we are throwing a birthday party! Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation: Past, Present and Future aims to celebrate and honor the past, present, and future and inspire people to experience, connect with, and protect our cultural and natural resources. There will be fun for the entire family including, ranger walks and talks, face painting, history talks, activities, refreshments, and more!

We hope you join us in helping with the celebration on October 8th 2022


10:00 - 11:00. Opening Ceremony & Land Acknowledgment. 
11:00 - 3:00 Ongoing activities: Casting Game, Face Painting, Partner Booths, and more!
12:30 - 1:30 Guided Refuge Geology Walk.
1:00 - 2:00 Family Bird Walk with a Biologist.
1:30 - 2:00 Refuge to the Rescue Talk.
2:00 Puppet Show with Habitat Heroes.
2:45 - 3:00 Junior Ranger Pledge with Refuge Rangers.
3:00 End of Event.
6:15 - 8:00 Twilight Marsh Walk (Pre-registration Required)

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All ages