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    Great Swamp NWR Beginning Archery Class

    6 classes Tues & Thurs April 4 - 27, 3:30 - 4:30pm for ages 10 - 18. Free, $25 refundable deposit. Call 973-425-0215 x115, for details.

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    Controlled burns

    Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting a series of controlled burns (up to 4 days) between October 2016 and April 2017.

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While out on the refuge, waterproof footgear or old sneakers are recommended during most seasons in the Wilderness Area. Mosquitoes, ticks, and deer flies may be numerous from May to September throughout the refuge, so insect repellent and protective clothing are advisable. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which has been found in the area.

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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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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017
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