National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 14th to the 20th
Sandhill Cranes at the Refuge Entrance Sign Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 14th to 20th. Visit your National Wildlife Refuge and see what it has to offer. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Marshland Wildlife Drive is open from dawn to dusk.

National Wildlife Refuges - Where Wildlife Comes First

The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

Things you can do to Help Your Local National Wildlife Refuge.

  1. Volunteer - contact the volunteer coordinator and see where help is needed.
  2. See if they have a facebook fan page and join to keep up to date on refuge activities.
  3. If the refuge has a friends group join! Many refuge's receive financial assistance from their friends group. At Seney National Wildlife Refuge the Seney Natural History Association donates monies to put on special events, hire summer interns and purchase useful items the government is not allowed to purchase.
  4. Purchase a Duck Stamp. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

There are over 566 National Wildlife Refuges throughout the United States and its territories.