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    Pedal the Prairie

    Join us for a spring bike ride and grand opening of the Prairie Parkway Bike Trail!

    Pedal the Prairie - May 21, 2016

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    Earth Day

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. For Earth Day, volunteer to restore native ecosystems. Free lunch provided.

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    What's Happening in March?

    March welcomes hints of spring on the prairie - the return of migratory birds, melting snow and stirring animals.

    Seasons of the Refuge

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    Prairie Learning and Visitor Center

    Learn all about Neal Smith NWR and shop in the bookstore! Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sundays from 12-5pm, & closed on Federal holidays.

  • Senior Pass for Rotator

    Federal Recreation Passes Sold Here!

    We sell passes for other Federal recreation lands here. They are ONLY available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, excluding holidays.

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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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016
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