February, 2016- ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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February, 2016- ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Songs of the Everglades, the 17th Annual Everglades Day

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is hosting Songs of the Everglades: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty, the 17th Annual Everglades Day, on February 20th, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature musicians Rod MacDonald and Dale Crider and presenters Ron Magill from the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens and Reinaldo Beccerra representing the Seminole Nation with special guests from Cornell Ornithology Lab. Additional speakers include Dale E. Gawlik, the Director of the Environmental Science Program at Florida Atlantic University, Senior Wildlife Biologist Laura Brandt from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey and John Galvez, Project Leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Resource Office in Vero Beach. Everglades Day is a free festival that celebrates the importance of America’s Everglades to South Florida’s people, animals, and habitats with a day of canoeing, fishing demonstrations, walks, activities, speakers, educational programs and some of South Florida’s favorite food trucks.

The Refuge is open from 5 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week. It is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue). Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available. For more information please contact the Administration office at 561-732-3684 or http://www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee.

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