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Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

National Wildlife System

 
 
National Wildlife System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
1. National Wildlife System Marker
Inscription. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a collection of United States lands and waters managed specifically for wildlife. Units of the system stretch across the continent, from the icy north shore of Alaska to the balmy Florida Keys, and beyond to tropical islands in the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

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!

Mission
“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

National Wildlife System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
2. National Wildlife System Marker
This marker is the one on the far right.
, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Tidewater Trail. Touch for map. This marker is near the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19180 Tidewater Trail, Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
 
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.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironment
 
Sign at the entrance to Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 16, 2016
3. Sign at the entrance to Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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