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Visitors enjoying the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge guided paddle wildlife observation program.
Chinese scientists from the Environmental Protection Bureau in Qiqihaer (pronounced Cheecheehar),
Heilongjiang Province, visited the Stone
Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in California to see how an urban refuge can
support wild crane populations.
If you'd enjoy a fun, FREE family-oriented day in the country with lively entertainment and up-close and personal views of many wildlife species, mark your calendar and plan to attend Walk on the Wildside on Saturday, May 21, 2012. Join Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and local partners in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day and local conservation successes. The free event is held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. near the town of Freeport, California, at the Beach Lake Picnic Area. Event Highlights: Live wild animal presentations by Wild Things, Inc. Live folk music by Horse Sense 2012 California Junior Duck Stamp Awards Ceremony Children's puppet show by Jason Adair Tours of neighboring wetlands, riparian forests, and heron rookeries 30+ Conservation exhibitors & hands-on activities Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Wildland Fire Truck and Crew Children's activity center with games & prizes hosted by the Girl Scouts Girl Scout badgework activities Presentations on local plants and wildlife Special appearances by the Refuge "Blue Goose" Mascot & the Sac. County Park's "Ollie Otter" Mascot Outdoor BBQ hosted by Elk Grove High School FFA and Rotary Club Event and parking are FREE!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide more than $3.4 million to support 84 fish habitat projects in 38 states across the nation under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP). An additional $9.8 million in partner contributions, over $13.2 million in total, will go toward restoring and enhancing stream, lake and coastal habitat, as well as improving recreational fishing and helping endangered species.
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