Saturday, December 26, 2009

Find a Wildlife Refuge Near You

The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants.

Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida's Pelican Island as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the System has grown to more than 150 million acres, 550 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 37 wetland management districts.

Don't let the winter weather keep you out of nature. Find a refuge by state, zip code etc. and explore!  If the kids are home on break and getting crazy, there's nothing like the woods to calm things down.

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