Tag Archive: Refuge System

National Wildlife Refuge Association Commends Bi-Partisan Bill to Address Refuge System Backlog

Click the image below to read our press release praising a bi-partisan bill that could reduce Refuge System backlog by as much as $130 million annually!  To see all of our press releases click here.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/commends-bi-partisan-bill-to-address-refuge-system-backlog/

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Who knew that you could travel just 30 minutes outside of the heart of Washington D.C. and be in the middle of such a beautiful refuge among diverse wildlife? Named after the Dogue people’s word for “at the end of the water,” the Occoquan Bay Refuge is a beautiful piece of land at where the Occoquan River and Potomac River meet. It’s filled with grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands that bring you back into nature. Stepping into the bottomland forest will give you instant relief from the typical hot summer day as the cool, shaded air encapsulates you. Starting off your morning in the grasslands of the refuge will give you the perfect opportunity to catch a beautiful sunrise like the one below. This refuge has many different trails that can give you many different experiences.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/07/occoquan-bay-national-wildlife-refuge/

Friends Call: What You Can Do Now To Help The Refuge System!

The National Wildlife Refuge Association and Coalition for Refuge Friends and Advocates held a conference call on June 6th to discuss what Friends can do to help the Refuge System during the Summer Recess. Topics included an update on appropriations, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/06/friends-call-what-you-can-do-now-to-help-the-refuge-system/

FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill — What’s In It?

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed a final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) which included many wildlife conservation priorities. The fiscal year officially began on October 1, 2017 but the government has been funded through a series of “Continuing Resolutions” since then. This funding bill will fund the government until September 30, 2018. In the meanwhile, work is already underway on fiscal year 2019 bill.

So – what was in the final law?

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/03/fy18-omnibus-appropriations-bill-whats-in-it/

President Obama Establishes First Marine National Monument in U.S. Atlantic Waters

Today, President Obama announced the creation of the first marine monument in U.S. Atlantic waters. Located approximately 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the 4,913 square mile Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the latest addition …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/09/president-obama-establishes-first-marine-national-monument-in-u-s-atlantic-waters/

The Refuge System Celebrates its 113th Birthday

Happy Birthday to the National Wildlife Refuge System! Today, the Refuge System is celebrating its 113th birthday – and everyone is invited to join in the fun.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2016/03/happy-birthday-to-the-national-wildlife-refuge-system-2/

2016 Legislative Priorities Document Released

    The National Wildlife Refuge System should receive at least $506.6 million in operations and maintenance funding in FY17, according to a new report released by the National Wildlife Refuge Association. This and other legislative priorities are included in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2015/02/2016-legislative-priorities-document-released/

It’s Almost Refuge Week!

Next week is National Wildlife Refuge Week! There are events happening all over the country. Do you have any plans for Refuge Week? If so, let us know in the comments! The Refuge Association is in full force gearing up …

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