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March 31, 2012

Programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

NEWBURYPORT — The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is offering the following free programs. Space may be limited, and advance registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise indicated. Call 978-465-5753 to register.

Registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from a staff member. Note that outdoor programs may be canceled if there is inclement weather. Visit us on the Web for more information at http://parkerriver.fws.gov or call refuge headquarters. The refuge visitor center is at 6 Plum Island Turnpike.

"Behind the Scenes" Refuge Tour

Held on the following days: Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m.; Thursday; April 5, at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday; April 7, at 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, April 12, at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m.; Wednesday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m.; Wednesday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, April 28, at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, April 29, 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 will visit areas on the refuge otherwise closed to the public. This guided two-hour program is most appropriate for adults.

Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the refuge visitor center.

Each session is limited to 10 participants.

Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited to 10 people per tour.

Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation.

Bringing Nature Home, free lecture by Doug Tallamy

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