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The initiative connects the 80-percent of Americans who live in cities with national wildlife refuges.

Baltimore's Masonville Cove is nation's first Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership

We have designated Masonville Cove Nature Area, a restored industrial area near Baltimore Harbor, as the nation's first Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. The area offers outdoor opportunities within the city limits, and an environmental education center on the site runs programs that have reached thousands of Baltimore students. “National wildlife refuges are the best of America’s wild places, but many are not near major metropolitan areas. Most Americans have grown up without a real connection to the outdoors and wildlife, and the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative gives us a chance to change that,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.

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Photos from the Masonville event

Published on: Thursday, September 26,2013

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