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Attention All Refuge Visitors!

A collage oh photos taken by USFWS and Refuge Association staff on National Wildlife Refuges
A collage oh photos taken by USFWS and Refuge Association staff on National Wildlife Refuges

National Wildlife Refuge Week is fast approaching! Refuge Week, October 12-18, is a week dedicated to celebrating all things related to the National Wildlife Refuge System. This year, we want you to share your love for the Refuge System through photos. We know that visitors all across the country take amazing photos out on wildlife refuges, and we’d love to share them!* Simply post them on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag #seerefuges, or email them to epaciolla@refugeassociation.org. Make sure to include your name and the refuge where you took the photo. Then, we’ll share our favorite photos during Refuge Week, and a slideshow once the week is over to show off all of the wonderful photos you all took!

National wildlife refuges play a critical role in conserving America’s wildlife legacy. They also play an important role in human communities; by providing healthy habitats for wildlife, refuges improve the air we breathe, the water we drink, and improve soil quality and give protection against flooding in flood-prone areas. Local economies also rely on refuges. Refuge return an average of almost $5 for every $1 appropriated. They offer wonderful opportunities to hunt, fish, hike, and share the outdoors with friends and family.

Do you have plans for National Wildlife Refuge Week? Find a list of events here. Tell us in the comments below, and don’t forget to share your photos!

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*By submitting photos through email, facebook, or with the hashtag #seerefuges, you are granting the National Wildlife Refuge Association permission to share your photos on social media and in our blog.

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