August, 2012 – ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE EVENTS CALENDAR

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ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE EVENTS CALENDAR – AUGUST 2012  

 

The following programs are being offered at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge during the month of August 2012.  Please come and join us!

 

Guided Bird Walk and Butterflies at the Marsh Trail

Every Wednesday

 7:45 AM – 9:45 AM

A refuge volunteer naturalist will be leading a walk at the Marsh Trail ready to answer any bird or butterfly question visitors might have. 

 

Guided Bird Walk and Butterflies at the Marsh Trail

Every Friday

 7:45 AM – 9:45 AM

A refuge volunteer naturalist will be leading a walk at the Marsh Trail ready to answer any bird or butterfly question visitors might have.

 

Guided Canoe Trips 

Saturday, August 11 and August 25, 2012 

8:00 AM – 10:15 AM 

At 8:00 a.m., enjoy a beautiful canoe tour through a portion of the refuge interior.  Tour leaves from the Headquarters Boat Ramp. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by calling 734-8303.

 

The refuge 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).  The refuge is currently open from 6 am to 8:00pm, seven days a week.  Refuge hours change seasonally and are posted at each entrance.  The 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 additional information, please visit the refuge website at http//:fws.gov/Loxahatchee.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for  conserving, protecting, an enhancing fish and wildlife habitats for the continuing  benefit of the American people.  The Service manages the 150-million-acre  National Wildlife Refuge System comprised of over 556 national wildlife refuges,  thousands of small wetlands, and other special management areas.  It also  operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fish and wildlife management offices,  and 78 ecological services field stations.  The agency enforces Federal wildlife  laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird  populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores  wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their  conservation efforts.  It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes  hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment  to state fish and wildlife agencies. For more information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit our home page at www.fws.gov.