Date: March 25, 2014
Contact: Stephanie Martinez, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 409-267-3337
New Visitor Information Station on Anahuac Refuge Opens
Photo by USFWS
The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge’s new Visitor Information Station (VIS) opened Wednesday, March 19th. The new VIS will be open on weekends from 8am to 4pm with increased hours of operation during the spring, peak visitation.
The new VIS replaces the previous one destroyed during Hurricane Ike. It is accessible and built specifically to sustain hurricane conditions. The VIS is designed to provide wildlife watchers an elevated view of the moist soil units and wetlands, including nearby Shoveler Pond. Future environmental education tours will be conducted from the site and the public will be able to purchase nature-related items from the Friends in the store portion of the VIS.
This Saturday the Friends of Anahuac Refuge, the operators of the VIS’s nature store, will be on hand to provide tours of the VIS. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends.
The VIS is located on the main unit of the Anahuac NWR off of FM 1985.
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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Information Station