‘Feathered friends’ presented at Reelfoot
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 1:41 pm
The Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is presenting “Feathered Friends,” a summer-long series of programs about a variety of birds.
These programs will be presented every Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. during June and July.
Programs will cover a variety of subjects related to Tennessee’s birds and will culminate to a nature hike where children will learn about birding. Programs are meant for ages 3-8 and will feature several interactive games.
For more information, or to make reservations, contact Tara Dowdy at the Reelfoot NWR at (731) 538-2481, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The service manages the 150 million acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 550 National Wildlife Refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas.
It also operates 69 National fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 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 Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of moneys in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.