National Wildlife Refuge System

I’m a little late in giving this shout out, but it’s National Wildlife Refuge week.  Yep.  From the 12th through the 18th of October we get to celebrate, and here’s a little history worth celebrating: Teddy Roosevelt created the first refuge in 1903.  This year the NWR system turned 111 years old and over the last century at least one refuge has been established in every state.  As part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the NWR system helps protect wildlife, prevent erosion and flooding, and purify our water and air.  Help celebrate this week by visiting your local NWR, and deepen the connection you feel with the land.

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