Urban national wildlife refuges offer welcome green space plus a hint of their city’s distinctive flavor.
Sunday, September 29 is Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day — set aside by Congress to recognize urban national wildlife refuges for enriching the lives of Americans and their communities. The 101 urban refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System expand access to nature for the 80 percent of Americans who live in or near cities. Read our story.
(Photo: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, by Ian Shive/Tandem Stills & Motion)