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 Service and National Wildlife Refuge System.
Location. 37° 56.711′ N, 76° 52.824′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock
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); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rappahannock Indian Migration (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
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