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The Weekly Wrap: October 2nd - October 8th

It's been an interesting week here at Open Spaces. Today we are relaunching our weekly wrap up series where we summarize all of the posts over the last week.

So enjoy! Simply click the title or the picture to catch up on what you might have missed.

As always, please leave your comments and let us know how we're doing. Your feedback about how we are doing, both good and bad, is always valuable.

Looking Back: Spotlight on Rudolph Dieffenbach

On Sunday we started a regular feature to highlight the insanely interesting, but little known, history of your National Wildlife Refuge System. The first post was dedicated to Rudolph Dieffenbach, a man who acquired more land for American wildlife than any other figure before or after his era.

The Cost of Invasive Species: 4 Numbers you Need to Know

Everyone knows that the environmental cost of invasive species is staggering, but did you also know that there is a tremendous economic cost as well? Invasive insects, like the Vine Mealy bug below, cause $13 billion a year in crop damage. Get the rest of the numbers:

Everything you need to know about National Wildlife Refuge Week

Anytime is a good time to visit a National Wildlife Refuge.  But no week on the calendar is as filled with as many events as National Wildlife Refuge Week, celebrated each year during the second full week of October. 

Here’s everything you need to know to help celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System:

Photo Tour: A Look at Fall

Fall is here!  To celebrate the season of change, gorgeous colors, and pleasantly chilly weather, we wanted to take you on a photo tour from a few beautiful places in your National Wildlife Refuge System:

Restoring Traditions on the Popponesset Bay

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is restoring a bay and renewing a four thousand year tradition.  How?  They're re-establishing oyster populations in the Popponesset Bay in Massachusetts:

YCC and Mashpee

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