Tag Archive: Washington D.C.

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.

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10 Cities Campaign: Patuxent Research Refuge

 Video produced for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Tandem Stills + Motion in collaboration with The National Wildlife Refuge Association.     Video produced for The Refuge Association by Kristin Berry. NWRA’s Urban Refuge Program – Protecting …

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Bill to Support Volunteers on Wildlife Refuges Heard on Capitol Hill Today

Today, November 15th at 10:30 a.m., a hearing on Capitol Hill was held in the House of Representatives concerning H.R.3979, the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act (KARO) of 2017.  This bill would reauthorize the Volunteer and Community Partnership Act and …

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Protected: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Rally

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Deborah Harwood, NWRA Office Manager, Presented with Cal Lensink Dedicated Service Award

Last week, the board of the National Wildlife Refuge Association recognized longtime employee, Deborah Harwood, with the Cal Lensink Dedicated Service Award, for her outstanding vision, commitment, and unifying presence for the organization. Ms. Harwood has been with the NWRA …

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National Wildlife Refuge Expo 2017

On October 11th the National Wildlife Refuge Association and members of the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) held the second National Wildlife Refuge System Expo to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week. Refuge Week occurs every second week of October …

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My Internship at the Refuge Association

When I began my internship at the National Wildlife Refuge Association three months ago, I knew very little about the world of conservation. However, I was excited to channel my passion for the environment toward the wildlife which calls our …

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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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Friends Come to Washington!

Refuge Friends are incredibly valued partners of the Refuge System. Dedicated and passionate about their refuge, Friends show their support in a variety of ways, including advocating for their refuge and the Refuge System as a whole on Capitol Hill. …

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