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Refuge Beaches Closed

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Beaches on two Long Island National Wildlife Refuges will be partially closed this summer to protect habitat for nesting birds.

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About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of seven refuges, two refuge sub-units and one wildlife management area.

Elizabeth A. Morton is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Around the Refuge

  • Federal Recreation Passes Available

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    Planning any travel to National Parks or National Wildlife Refuges this summer? Did you know that you can purchase federal recreational passes at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge? We have a selection of passes available for all types of visitors!

    Federal Recreation Passes
  • Like Us on Facebook!

    Did you know our Refuge Complex has a Facebook page? Follow us on Facebook for current updates on your favorite Long Island refuges!

    Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Facebook Page
  • 2017-18 Duck Stamps on Sale

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    Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. Stamps can be purchased at the Wertheim Refuge visitor center. Buy yours today!

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017
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