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Conserving the Nature of America

The partnership seeks to provide a conservation message in urban areas and bring school groups and families out to conservation areas in Rhode Island.
Credit: USFWS

Service Partners with Rhode Island's Providence Parks to engage urban communities

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated a collaborative project in Rhode Island as the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. The partnership is one of the first eight in the country, started under the Service’s urban refuge initiative. With 80 percent of Americans living in cities, the initiative aims to meet children and families where they live and work, nurture an appreciation of wildlife conservation and foster a better understanding of the role of the Service in conserving natural resources. The Providence urban partnership engages the city’s 100 neighborhood parks and the state’s conservation organizations to leverage funding and technical support for wildlife habitats, nature trails, interpretive signs and youth programs.

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Published on: Tuesday, May 06,2014

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