Refuge Week theme highlights 50th anniversary of Trails Act

Compiled from the National Wildlife Refuge System internal newsletter, “News from Washington”

This year’s National Wildlife Refuge Week will be observed from October 8-14, 2017. The theme is, “Celebrate America’s rivers and trails by finding your way to a national wildlife refuge.”

On refuges you can walk, stalk, saunter, hike, bike, float, paddle, slither, hop, prowl, serve, and learn alongside our nation’s wild and majestic wanderers (birds, mammals, fish) who call these unique places home. The theme highlights the unique ways that people can recreate on refuges and the diverse wildlife they may encounter.

The “Find Your Way” campaign, which runs through October 2018, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. To learn more about the anniversary and to #findyourtrail visit

Share how your organization is celebrating by emailing PNTS Communications Coordinator Samantha Haas.

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