The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge will host a summer bird walk in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The walk will be led by a naturalist from the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.
Meet at the Refuge Information Kiosk/Entrance Station, the north end of Voice of America Road. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars or spotting scopes.
Be prepared for 2-3 hours of walking.
Additional events celebrating the refuge’s first 100 years will be held throughout 2015.
On Jan. 20, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed Executive Order 2123 establishing the Dungeness Spit Reservation as “ … a refuge, preserve, and breeding ground for native birds.”
Presidential Proclamation 2416 in 1940 changed the Reservation’s name to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge as it is known today.
Visit www.dungeness100.com for schedules and additional information on the many events planned for the year-long celebration.
For more information, call the refuge office at 457-8451 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.