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    Calling All 4th graders!

    Starting this year, every 4th grader across the country is eligible to receive a free Park pass!

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    Living with Crocodiles

    Crocodile-human conflicts are still extremely rare, but as with almost any animal, people must still use caution when living near them.

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Refuge Updates

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities at Croc Lake get you "behind the scenes" in this unique refuge.--- 11/11/2017 Butterfly Garden Workday/Volunteer Potluck 9am to 2 pm --- 12/09/2017 Garbage Clean-up Workday 9am to noon--- 01/20/2018 Butterfly Garden Workday 9am to noon--- 4/21/2018 Earth Day Tree Planting 9am to noon--- All events begin at Crocodile Lake NWR Headquarters. Volunteers are asked to bring water, insect repellent, and work gloves and to wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities at Croc Lake

eBird Trail Tracker

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Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

eBird Trail Tracker

American Crocodile

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One of the primary reasons that the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 was to protect and preserve critical habitat for the American crocodile. American crocodiles historically occurred throughout mangrove and estuarine areas of South Florida, including the Florida Keys.

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About the Complex

Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges Complex

Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Florida Keys Wildlife 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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