Subject: The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge’s 100th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration and History Presentation
On January 20, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed Executive Order 2123 establishing the Dungeness Spit Reservation “. . . as a refuge, preserve and breeding ground for native birds”. On January 17, 2015, the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with an illustrated presentation on the history of the Refuge by the Refuge’s Historian, Dr. John Maxwell, and the Refuge’s Manager, Jennifer Brown-Scott.The celebration will include cake, punch, displays and a visit by Theodore and Edith Roosevelt.
The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
Additional events celebrating the Refuge’s first 100 years will be held throughout 2015. Scheduled activities include bird walks, geology walks, and presentations by the New Dungeness Light Station Association and the Coastal Watershed Institute. There will also be a Kids’ Day in June at the Refuge with many hands-on activities.
Visit: www.dungeness100.com for schedules and additional information on the many events planned for the year-long celebration.
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 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources 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 and Native American tribal governments with their conservation efforts.
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations.