Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Dear Friend of the Species,
Please join us to celebrate Endangered Species Day at the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge on May 15, 2010. The wildlife refuge is a wonderful place to enjoy the bay and learn about endangered wildlife right here in the Bay area. Bring your friends and family to tour the wildlife refuge and their new visitor center.
Endangered Species Day & Open House
May 15, 2010 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
1 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94536
• View art entered into the 28th Annual Endangered Species Poster Contest by school children
• Search for the endangered California Clapper Rail and Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse
• Meet a biologist and law enforcement ranger - take your picture on an airboat
• Hear first-hand how Refuges manage land for wildlife
• See the new and updated exhibits at the new Visitor Center
• Tour the newly-renovated Administrative Headquarters of the San Francisco Bay NWR Complex
• See the transformati on of the old Visitor Center into the new auditorium
All activities are free.
For a full schedule of events, visit the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuges's website.
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the first urban National Wildlife Refuge established in the United States, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing wildlife habitat, protecting migratory birds, protecting threatened and endangered species, and providing opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation and nature study for the surrounding communities.
The Refuge spans 30,000 acres of open bay, salt pond, salt marsh, mudflat, upland and vernal pool habitats located throughout the San Francisco Bay. Located along the Pacific Flyway, the Refuge hosts over 280 species of birds each year. Millions of shorebirds and waterfowl stop to refuel at the Refuge during the spring and fall migration. In addition to its seasonal visitors, the Refuge provides critical habitat to resident species like the endangered California clapper rail and salt marsh harvest mouse. Today, hundreds of thousands of people visit the Refuge each year to enjoy its diverse wildlife and habitats.
For more information, check out http://www.fws.gov/desfbay/pdf/2010%20ES_DayFlier.pdf
Started by the United States Senate, Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people young and old to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions that people can take to help protect our nation's disappearing wildlife and last remaining open space. Protecting America's wildlife and plants today is a legacy we leave to our children and grandchildren, so that all Americans can experience the rich variety of native species that help to define our nation.
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