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Conservation Education


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the importance of working with partners in the community and building relationships that will help conserve fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats. Our outreach programs serve to link the work of the USFWS to the community where, along with our partners, we provide opportunities for citizens to become knowledgeable and active stewards.

  • Connecting People and Nature

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    Our goal is to get people to go outdoors and experience for themselves the joys of nature. In the beautiful Pacific northwest, wildness abounds in the parks, forests, beaches, mountains, and other surroundings of this beautiful region - and nature is as nearby as your neighborhood and in your own backyard. We invite you to explore the many ways you can Experience Nature. Find out about how and what people are doing to connect with nature by following us on Facebook!

  • Jr. Duck Stamp Program & Design Contest

    Photo of Wood Duck by Maria Teresita Schaljo, age 16.

    Calling all science and art students! The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a conservation education experience to engage and inspire youth. The program is designed to spark interest in habitat conservation through science, art, math, and technology.

    Get the details!

  • Lake Sammamish Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership

    The Lake Sammamish Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership is the result of citizens, land owners, nonprofits, and local, state, tribal and federal governments coming together to restore native kokanee salmon populations and the ecological integrity of the greater Lake Sammamish Basin.

    Learn more.

  • Every Kid in a Park!

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    Every Kid In A Park encourages valuable opportunities to explore, learn, and play in the spectacular places that belong to all of us, including America’s national wildlife refuges. 

    Learn more and get your voucher here.

    Find a national wildlife refuge near you.

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