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8th Annual Red River NWR Celebration October 20th

October 1, 2012 12:40 PM
8th Annual Red River NWR Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Save the date! This year's Celebration will also mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. We invite you to j
oin us as we celebrate Red River's anniversary as well as the other 556 national wildlife refuges that make up America's 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System!
The Celebration will feature live hawks and a Bald Eagle, baby alligators and other live herps, bird and nature walks, hayride refuge tours, fishing games, nature projects for children, face painting, the popular interactive Be A Bear obstacle course that follows a year in the life of a bear, "Bugs and Butterflies" exhibit, an interactive archaeology exhibit of native tools, native plants sales, and many other fun nature-oriented activities. New this year will be casting and fly tying with members of the North Louisiana Fly Fishers. As usual, we'll be serving a free catfish lunch.

The Art in Nature exhibit will feature local student entries in our third "Louisiana's Natural Treasures" art contest. Area students Pre-K through grade 12 are invited to submit their artwork featuring Louisiana wildlife and/or plants. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories.

The Celebration schedule will be posted on the Friends of Red River NWR website at as soon as it is finalized.

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