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    Youth Conservation Corps

    Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is offering summer employment for youth 15-18 years old through the Youth Conservation Corps program.

    YCC 2019

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    2019 Game Warden Youth Camp

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting the Game Warden Youth Camp for individuals interested in Conservation Law Enforcement.

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    Monarch Butterfly

    Coastal refuges like Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge provide crucial habitat for migrating monarch butterflies.

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    Fishing Fun

    Come out and enjoy some of the best wade fishing on the Texas Coast. The speckled trout, flounder and redfish are waiting!

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Student Employment Opportunity

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is offering 8 weeks of summer employment for students 15-18 years old through the Youth Conservation Corps program. Typical duties will include landscaping, trail/garden maintenance, erosion control, office work, and various restoration projects. Educational field trips and training sessions will be included. No prior experience is necessary. Young adults interested in wildlife careers, summer employment, or job experience are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is May 1st, 2019.

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Improving Trail Accessibility

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The Hackberry Trail was once an uneven grassy foot-trail. Thanks to the Friends of Anahuac Refuge, we now have crushed concrete along the length of the trail.

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Awarded Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was recently selected to receive funding for conservation of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). The Refuge was selected along with several other regional partners to receive a portion of the $3.77 million in funding awards, which is expected to total $9 million including grant matching contributions.

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Wildlife in the Marsh


Looking for any of the six rail species of North America? These elusive birds can be found in the marshes of this important coastal refuge, as can many other migratory and resident species.

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Fall Fishing Day 2018

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We partner with Texas Parks and Wildlife to host a free fishing day each fall. Staff and volunteers welcomed locals and inner-city youth to come outdoors and experience fishing and crabbing for the first time.

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Making a Difference


The refuge's volunteers make many wonderful things happen for wildlife and people! They construct boardwalks and cabinets; teach outdoor education classes and lead nature walks; band geese and help restore native prairie; run the Visitor Information Station and maintain trails; and many other valuable efforts that make the refuge a better place wildlife and you.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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