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    Should we help it?!

    Wondering if you need to help "abandoned" wildlife? Looking for a number of a wildlife Rehabilitator?

    Follow this link for more information!

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    Hunting and Fishing Permits

    Getting your hunting/fishing permit for the Refuge is as easy as hitting "Print"! Just follow the link below.

    Brochure Page

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    Appealing to You and Wildlife!

    Consider native plants for your garden; they are beneficial to wildlife and look attractive in your yard at the same time.

    Here is a list of plants native to southeastern US.

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Leaves of three, let it be!

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You've probably heard that little rhyme about poison ivy, but it’s not just the leaves that can give you the itch. The stems and even the roots contain the chemical that cause a rash in approximately 85% of people. So what can you do? The best plan of action is to learn to identify the plant in order to avoid it as much as possible. Even if you usually don’t react to the plant, allergies can change over time. Don’t risk it! If you do come into contact with the plant, wash the exposed area with lots of cold water within an hour. Rubbing alcohol is also an option for cleaning the area, but never use hot water as this will only open your pores. If it’s too late and you already have the rash, there are many different products available for sale at your nearest pharmacy to combat the itch. However, for serious cases you should see a doctor.

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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Refuge Report

  • Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp's Best of Show

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    This year the Best of Show Art was a pair of Canvasback ducks created by William Seay from St. Mary Middle School. Our Best of Show Conservation Message was written by Hailey Scott from Green County Middle School. The message was, "Conservation is hope for the future." They both represented Kentucky at the National JDS Contest where William's art placed in the top 25!

  • Visit our Grid!

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    We have a grid, and we'd love to see your feedback on our topics.

    See our grid now.
  • Get Out and Explore!

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    Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is ready to help you and your students, or youth group, enjoy the warmer weather! We gladly do school visits and host field trips. We can even help with reviewing for state testing! An afternoon of fishing can also be a fun reward for a year of hard work!

    Visit our educators page to learn more!
  • EA LPP Final Green River NWR

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    EA LPP Final Green River NWR and Supplemental Final EA can be viewed and downloaded from the page link . . .

    Learn more
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017
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