Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
Routine Buoy Maintenance Planned at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

February 1, 2017


Division of Public Affairs
External Affairs
Telephone: 703-358-2220

Havasu, Arizona - From February 1 through March 13, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be performing routine maintenance and repair work at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors can expect to see Refuge staff replacing, cleaning, and realigning existing signage and buoys.  Additional maintenance work includes removal of temporary buoys used during hunts on or near the Refuge.  Buoys will also be removed from the ½ mile wake restriction area north of Mesquite Bay that was recently lifted. 

Maintenance work will take place at various locations along the Colorado River including Jack Smith Park as well as the Castle Rock Bay area, the south Castle Rock entrance, and other areas.

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, originally named Havasu Lake National Wildlife Refuge, was established by Executive Order by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 for the primary purpose of providing migratory bird habitat. The Refuge is comprised of 37,515 acres along the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California and protects 30 river miles and encompasses 300 miles of shoreline from Needles, California, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  One of the last remaining natural stretches of the lower Colorado River flows through the 20- mile long Topock Gorge.  

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