red kayak beached on the sand

Refuge Gallery

Paddle to the islands to enjoy the beauty or take a peek at our gallery.

Creatures of Cedar Keys

We Need You!

Friends of Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys Refuges

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The mission of the Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges is to provide active advocacy and physical support for the successful stewardship of the Refuges. In order to support this stewardship, the Friends of Lower Suwannee will promote awareness of these refuges, their habitats and their work, assist the scientific conservation and preservation efforts of the refuges, and advocate responsible habitat use. Thus education, volunteering, and advocacy will be the primary activities of this organization. Funds will be generated to accomplish this goal.

Friends of Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys Refuges

Pepper-busters Cross #4 Bridge

Pepper-buster volunteers, active around Cedar Keys for decades move to Lukens Tract on the Lower Suwanneee Refuge.

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Wilderness Act

Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary

Maple Leaf

We celebrate the last few months of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Three of the Cedar Keys are designated wilderness: Snake, Seahorse, and North.

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About the Complex

North Florida Refuges Complex

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges Complex.

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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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