Tag: Key West National Wildlife Refuge
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April 3, 2016 | 3 minute read
While thousands of non-breeding magnificent frigatebirds can be found across the coastlines of Florida and the Caribbean during many months of the year, there is now only one known breeding frigatebird colony in North America. Learn more...
David Wolkowsky’s Ballast Key to be protected and managed by The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge
April 9, 2019 | 5 minute read
Miami, Florida — David Wolkowsky’s Ballast Key, a 14-acre island located in the clear blue and vibrant waters eight miles west of Key West, has been generously donated and will be forever protected through the commitment of The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge (Key West NWR). For more than two decades, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the U. Read the full story...
February 15, 2018 | 4 minute read
Get an up-close take on the great outdoors with the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge system celebration Saturday, March 10th through Saturday, March 17th, with the third annual Outdoor Fest. Read the full story...
Florida Keys national wildlife refuges visitor center re-opens with modified hours due to Hurricane Irma
November 29, 2017 | 2 minute read
The Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex Visitor Center located at 179 Key Deer Blvd. in the Big Pine Key shopping plaza has now re-opened with modified hours and days on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10 am- 3 pm. This Visitor Center serves the National Key Deer Refuge, Crocodile Lake NWR, Great White Heron NWR and Key West NWR. Residents and visitors are welcome to come on in, say hello and take advantages of the opportunities offered. Read the full story...
October 30, 2017 | 3 minute read
On September 5, 2017, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed all facilities and trails and cancelled all planned programs in the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Key Largo, the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key and the Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuges in the lower Keys as a result of Hurricane Irma. Like our neighbors, the Refuges and Refuge infrastructure sustained the whole spectrum of hurricane damage ranging from cosmetic to total destruction. Read the full story...