Wildlife Refuge Specialty Car Tag: With legislative approval this spring, Friends will be sponsoring a specialty car tag with the tagline: Friends of Wildlife Refuges. This will be a fundraising activity and we will be asking for purchase commitments of $35 from 300 individuals this fall. The tag will have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service emblem as part of its design.
Plum Creek Foundation Grant for Connecting Nature through Art: A $4,000 grant has been awarded the Friends, targeting children from Noxubee and Winston Counties. This summer activity is in the planning phase perhaps utilizing the talents of previous Artists-in-Residence.
Calendar of Events:
- February 20 - Behind-the-Scenes focusing on timber management for the red-cockaded woodpecker and other species - 10:00 in the Visitor Center for discussion, then field trip to a management area.
- Canoe Days set for April 23, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15 - Spring/fall from 9-3 and hot summer months from 8-12.
- September 24 - WOLF (Wildlife Outdoor Learning Festival) and 5K Race
Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie Kenna is the Refuge's new Volunteer Coordinator, sponsored by Friends. She is busy looking for volunteers in a myriad of activities and can be reached by email at [email protected]
Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) summer program: The Refuge will be accepting applications for this 8-week (June and July) program for youth 15-18 years old in which they will be paid a minimum of $7.25/hour for this valuable learning experience.