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July 12, 2014

Programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will be offering the following free public programs during the month of July. Please note that many of the refuge programs require preregistration. Registrations are not confirmed until the registrant receives a phone call from a member of the refuge staff. Anyone having a question about a refuge program is asked to contact the refuge at 978-465-5753.

Behind the Scenes Refuge Tour

Held on the following days: Saturday, July 12, at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, July 13, at 1 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m.; and Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m.

Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will be conducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way. The tour will present an “up close and personal” look at the refuge through the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the conservation of these precious natural resources. Participants may be driven along areas on the refuge otherwise closed to the public. This guided two hour program is most appropriate for older teens and adults. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended, but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the Refuge visitor center 15 minutes prior to the program start time. Each session is limited to 8 participants; no more than four individuals per signup. Again, this is a vehicle-based tour, with limited stops on the Refuge. Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited. Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation. *Please note: Those who call and leave messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from a Refuge staff member. Please call 978-465-5753 to register for this program.

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