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The Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Opens New Headquarters


October 17, 2002

Rick Huffines, (270) 527-5770



The public is invited to join:
Senator Mitch McConnell
Commissioner Tom Bennett, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Rick Huffines, Refuge Manager, Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters.


Monday, October 21, 2002, at 9:00 a.m. CST


The refuge is located at 91 U. S. Highway 641 North in Benton, Kentucky.


The Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge was established on August 19,1998 and when complete will consist of approximately 18,000 acres. Currently the refuge encompasses over 7,000 acres of prime bottomland hardwood habitat purchased from “willing sellers”. The refuge was created to protect and mange the diverse habitat for migratory songbirds and wetland dependent species.



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