Celebrate Nature

Visit a national wildlife refuge near you this fall, and enjoy all that nature provides while participating in a wide variety of events taking place through December.


| October 8, 2010



Enjoy a sunset at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.

Enjoy a sunset at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.

U.S Fish and Wildlife/W.H. Julian

Fall is a wonderful season to visit a national wildlife refuge – to hike, to paddle, to fish or to view wildlife. There’s a lot to enjoy on a national wildlife refuge. 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. There is a national wildlife Refuge within an hour’s drive of most major cities. 

Need another reason to visit? Here is a sampling of upcoming refuge events: 

 

Participate in a Refuge 5K Run/Walk  

Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin 

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with a morning 5K run/walk on the auto tour, sponsored by the Friends of Horicon Refuge. Enjoy activities, programs, nature crafts and more throughout the day. 





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