Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day: Celebrating Nature Near Cities

Visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor activities close to home at urban national wildlife refuges across the country. Photo: Visitors fishing at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, CO. September 29 is Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day — the date designated by the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the special importance of urban national… Continue reading Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day: Celebrating Nature Near Cities

USA, Pure Fishing and Allies Rally to Benefit John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

DOI Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Aurelia Skipwith noted the importance of urban wildlife refuges for conservation and public use, and thanked refuge supporters for donating their time, talents and financial contributions.

Philadelpia, Penn.— Representatives of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Department of the Interior (DOI) gathered at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge outside Philadelphia Saturday, Sept. 29 to celebrate Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day and commemorate refuge-enhancement projects supported by a coalition of partners including the USA, fishing industry powerhouse Pure Fishing and local union… Continue reading USA, Pure Fishing and Allies Rally to Benefit John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge