Visit the Texas Chenier Plain National Wildlife Refuges Complex
During National Wildlife Refuge Week
October 13–17, 2015
Photo by Allen Biedrzycki at Anahuac NWR
Nature moves us. What better time to celebrate that connection with the natural world than National Wildlife Refuge Week?
National wildlife refuges, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are part of Americans’ rich natural heritage. They have been so since 1903, when President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge on Pelican Island, Fl.
Anahuac, McFaddin, and Texas Point NWRs are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the nation’s premier public network of lands and water dedicated to habitat and wildlife conservation. The nation’s 563 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts offer visitors wonderful opportunities to fish, hunt, hike or see and photograph iconic wildlife in its natural setting.
Refuges also help clean our air, filter our water, teach our children and support local economies. More than 47 million people visit a refuge each year.
Ninety percent of refuge visitors come away pleased according to a 2012 study by the U.S. Geological Survey. “Nowhere else do I feel such a deep sense of connection with the land, the plants, and the wildlife,” said one respondent.
Here’s what Texas Chenier Plain NWRs Complex, located at 4017 FM 563 (map), Anahuac, Texas, has planned to help you celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week:
- Come visit the visitor center from 1:00pm until 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 13th thru Friday, October 16th to learn about the refuge and make a craft with the kids!
- Saturday, October 17th, the refuges will have a booth at KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou in Houston
- Also on Saturday, October 17th the Complex will host Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bike Around the Bay
Learn how you can help protect and preserve your natural resources. Start here at the Texas Chenier Plain NWRs Complex. Consider volunteering or joining us a Friends member and volunteer
For more information about national wildlife refuges, visit: www.fws.gov/refuges or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usfwsrefuges.