Tag Archive: Urban Refuges

Visiting the Patuxent Research Refuge

As the Conservation Policy Stanback Intern for the Refuge Association, I’ve had the opportunity to advocate for our America’s treasured refuges on social media, our website, and Capitol Hill. However, I wanted to experience one first-hand to fully appreciate our …

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The Refuge Association’s Urban and Conservation Programs welcomes SRI’s LEAD Youth Leaders to the Florida Everglades!

Chad Brown, board member of the Refuge Association and founder of Soul River Inc (SRI), is currently leading a week-long expedition through the Florida everglades with future conservation leaders from Portland, Oregon. SRI Youth LEADers arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, FL …

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#OptOutside on Black Friday!

Over 2.4 million Americans have pledged to #OptOutside this upcoming Black Friday. If you are considering places to visit, don’t forget about your nearest national wildlife refuge. There is one within an hour of most people in the U.S. You …

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One of Many Iconic Gems

If you read my “An Expression of Feelings” blog post I hope you continue to follow me because the next few months will be devoted to learning, exploring, and sharing my thoughts about the wonders and benefits of urban/metropolitan area …

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An Expression of Feelings

A few weeks have passed and our nation is still hurting and our hearts are heavy! How do you make sense of everything? The confusion and unsettled nature of what’s happening in our communities of color is frightening! The unspeakable …

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Urban Wildlife Refuge Program Highlighted on Capitol Hill

This morning, congressional staffers with partners and supporters of the National Wildlife Refuge System joined the Chief of the Refuge System Jim Kurth and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe for a congressional briefing on the …

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50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Statutes

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the passing of two landmark conservation statutes: the Wilderness Act and the law establishing the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge have hosted …

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San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex Wins $1 million in Urban Wildlife Refuge Challenge

This morning, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex is the winner of a nationwide competition among urban wildlife refuges to receive an addition $1 million this year-  and in subsequent years- …

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