The refuge was not able to receive emails to its general email account (email@example.com) from May 19, 2013 to August 16, 2013. We apologize if we did not respond to an email that you sent. The email account is now back up and running so if you needed to reach us please try again.
Additionally, we are transitioning to a new email address (OhioRiverIslands@fws.gov) which is also active. In order to cover this transition, we will keep the old address active until March 1, 2014.
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Forty species of native freshwater mussels live within the refuge waters on the Ohio River. This includes six federally endangered mussel species: fanshell, pink mucket, sheepnose, spectaclecase, snuffbox, and rayed bean. Mussels are important to the health of a river ecosystem. They are filter feeders, which helps reduce silt, sediment, and pollutants in the water.