National Wildlife System
Over 550 refuges—more than 95 million acres—are included in the National Wildlife Refuge System. They range in size from Minnesota’s tiny Mille Lacs (less than an acre) to Alaska’s sprawling Arctic (almost 20 million acres). Small or large, each refuge provides vital habitat for America’s wildlife populations. Enjoy your National Wildlife Refuges!
“The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a natonal network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife, plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.” National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997.
Erected by U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment.
Location. 37° 56.711′ N, 76° 52.824′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Tidewater Trail. This marker is near the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19180 Tidewater Trail, Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pollinators (a few steps from this marker); Hutchinson Tract (within shouting distance of this marker); Rivers of Grass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toppahanock Indian Village (approx. half a mile away); Bountiful Marshes (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 1.4 miles away); Essex County Court House (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1728 Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.