The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting the public to visit to a national wildlife refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week (October 12-18, 2014).
Since 1995, refuges across the country have celebrated National Wildlife Refuge Week in early October with festivals, educational programs, guided tours and other events. Many state and local governments proclaim the week every year, and for the past four years Congress has officially recognized it.
U.S. national wildlife refuges provide areas for wildlife watching, hiking, boating, and other activities along 2,500 miles of land and water trails.
The National Wildlife Refuge System includes more than 150 million acres in 562 refuges and 38 wetland management districts.
For more information, visit www.fws.gov/refuges.
source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service