The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge hosts and participates in many national events throughout the year. Listed below are a few of the nation-wide programs the refuge supports but check the Events Calendar for more details on the exciting programs, tours, talks and walks that are regularly scheduled.
Free Family Fishing Day: Join Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge each year on the first Saturday in June for Free Family Fishing Day! Inexperienced and experienced anglers alike can enjoy some time on East Galveston Bay with staff and volunteers ready to assist or guide you to catching the perfect fish and/or crab. Bait, crabbing line, a limited number of fishing poles and nets will all be provided. Call, or click here, to find out more about this annual event.National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebration: Celebrate your National Wildlife Refuge System! A week of fun wildlife-related tours, talks and walks. This event is typically held the second full week of October. Check back to this page or the Events Calendar for details.Christmas Bird Count: From mid-December into January thousands of volunteers across the country take part in this popular citizen-science program! Join the effort at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Call to find out details, dates and volunteer opportunities.National Public Lands Day: The nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the United States. NPLD is typically held on the last Saturday in September but check back for details.
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The mottled duck is an an indicator species for coastal marsh and wetland health. Biologists are concerned about the species due to its limited range and small population size. It is a management priority of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.