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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Jun 06, 2011 06:35PM ● Published by Anonymous


Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is announcing that a portion of its Wildlife Drive will be closed for construction. Beginning May 31st, the “second section” of the Wildlife Drive will be closed from the Pool 5 turn-off to the Route 335 exit. During this time the majority of the Drive will remain open, and visitors will be able to access the Drive through the main entrance and depart through the Key Wallace Drive exit. Workers will be adding earth and rock to the embankment of the Wildlife Drive to protect it from erosion by the Blackwater River. The duration of the project is not set, and will primarily depend on weather conditions. Visitors can call the Visitor Center at 410-228-2677 if they have any questions.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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