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June 20, 2013

Refuge Tour

NEWBURYPORT, MA —Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tours will be offered on Saturdays, June 22 and 29 at 9:30 a.m., and Sundays, June 16, 23 and 30, at 1:00 p.m. Tours are 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 Heaquarters visitor center. Each session is limited to ten participants; no more than four individuals per sign- up. Again, this is a vehicle-based tour, with limited stops on the Refuge.

Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited. Registrations are not confirmed until the registrant receives a phone call from a member of the refuge staff. For additional information or to register, please call 978-465-5753.

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