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  • Hundreds of shore birds line a sand bank with yellow oil boom in the background.

    Restoring a buffet for birds on North Breton Island

    February 6, 2019 | 4 minute readAny mention of Louisiana frequently d conjures up images of delicious Cajun and Creole food – po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya and more. “Barrier islands” probably won’t pop into most people’s heads. But these islands are vitally important because they protect Louisiana communities from the impact of storms by acting like speed bumps, absorbing wind and wave energy. In addition, they provide essential habitat for birds and other wildlife. North Breton Island, part of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, is one such barrier island. Learn more...

    North Breton Island, like many barrier islands, provides habitat for a wide range of bird species. Photo by Greg Thompson, USFWS.

  • Over twenty African-American students and members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity posing for a photo.

    Like birds of a feather

    February 4, 2019 | 3 minute readWhile the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. may not, at first glance, seem to have much in common, the two organizations, like birds of a feather, have been flocking together to develop young men as well as conserve fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Phi Beta Sigma (Sigma) is a fraternal organization founded in 1914 that focuses on issues that impact African American communities. The fraternity has over 700 collegiate and alumni chapters across the country. Learn more...

    Members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity enjoy the outdoors at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Phi Beta Sigma.

  • Eight volunteers, half women, half men, pose in front of the welcome sign at Bayou Teche NWR

    Bayou Teche boardwalk trail open for adventure thanks to volunteers

    January 30, 2019 | 2 minute readAs the cypress and tupelo trees along the bayou began to turn their fall yellow and russet colors, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team arrived in Southeast Louisiana. This traveling crew of eight young adults, aged 18 to 25, were excited to gain leadership and job skills while making a difference at Bayou Teche refuge. Their stewardship mission for three weeks was to repair an interpretive boardwalk that winds through a wetland area. Learn more...

    AmeriCorps NCCC crew at Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS.

  • A handmade bottlecap ornament hanging from a tree with a child in the background.

    Celebrating the season with nature crafts

    December 20, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted a Holiday Open House that drew more than 200 people to the hatchery on a chilly December day. Learn more...

    A snowman ornament made from recycled bottle caps. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • West Tennessee refuges host first Wounded Warrior deer hunt

    December 13, 2018 | 1 minute readHatchie National Wildlife Refuge in Brownsville, Tennessee, hosted 10 warriors for the refuge’s first annual Wounded Warrior hunt on Saturday, November 17. On hand to greet them were Tennessee State Senator Dolores Gresham, Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls, and Haywood County Mayor David Livingston. Community sponsors, Insouth Bank of Brownsville and Brownsville Exchange Club, provided a dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday. Refuge employees put up 10 blinds and tree stands and assisted the hunters. Learn more...

  • Three Service employees volunteering at a food bank with large packages of sweet potatoes

    Florida Service staff helps Food Bank distribute goods to families

    December 3, 2018 | 2 minute readOn Nov. 14, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff members volunteered to help the Treasure Coast Food Bank distribute food, toiletries, toys and other items to about 400 needy families in Fellsmere, Florida. This was done in conjunction with the food bank’s monthly mobile pantry distribution program, where they deliver and distribute donated goods to needy families in the communities where they live. Lindsay Nester (left) and Shana DiPalma prepare bags of toiletries. Learn more...

    Jennifer Gilchrist, John Tupy and Heather Hitt get bags of sweet potatoes ready for distribution. Photo by Ken Warren, USFWS.

  • A Service employee in uniform pains a boys face at a fishing event

    Wolf Creek hosts Annual Reaching for Rainbows Derbies

    October 24, 2018 | 2 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted two annual fishing events for moderately to severely disabled students: the fourth annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derbies for Adair and Cumberland Counties; and the 11th annual Reaching for Rainbows Kids Fishing Derby for Russell and Clinton Counties. Learn more...

    Ashley Buffington paints Bear Bales face at a fishing event. Photo by Teresa Devore, USFWS.

  • An elderly woman showing off three rainbow trout while others fish a small stream.

    Wolf Creek hosts annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby

    October 23, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek hosted the 11th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby on September 25, for anyone 62 years of age or older. More than 140 participants joined us for this event. Most participants were able to catch at least one fish during the three hour time-period, with many catching their limit within the first hour. A complimentary lunch was provided for all participants and their accompanying families. Learn more...

    Dot McPherson shows off her stringer of rainbow trout. Photo by Makenzie Back, USFWS.

  • A man standing in front of a television screen in a conference room giving a talk

    Wolf Creek assists in environmental education conference

    October 17, 2018 | 1 minute readThe 42nd annual Kentucky Association for Environmental Education conference was held in early September. Environmental education specialists Moria Painter and Ashley Buffington attended the conference and staffed a booth that provided information on the national fish hatchery system and the biologist-in-training program. Painter was joined by Randy Robinson from the National Conservation Training Center to give information to 23 educators about the online toolkit Conservation Connect. Learn more...

    NCTC’s Randy Robinson talks about Conservation Connect. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

  • An instructor shows three onlockers how to properly tie a fly

    Fly fishing is the rage at Wolf Creek

    October 15, 2018 | 1 minute readWolf Creek hosted a two-day, intensive Fly Fishing Conclave in mid-August. Twenty-eight eager anglers were immersed in learning from some of the best fly fishing experts in Kentucky. The conclave began with a presentation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wolf Creek Powerhouse Superintendent on the flow of the Cumberland River. Other topics included basic gear and rigging, casting, entomology for the fly Angler, reading the water, nymphing, fishing with dry flies and streamers, tenkar and fly tying, and a question and answer town hall talk. Learn more...

    Brad Redmon teaches students how to tie knots. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

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