Take Action for National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 10-16 is National Wildlife Refuge Week! Environment America is marking the occasion with a digital week of action. 

Julia Dinmore

Wildlife refuges are established for the express purpose of protecting particular species, such as endangered polar bears and migratory birds. But our wildlife refuge system is underfunded, and not all of these refuges have the resources and protections necessary to fulfill their mission. We need people like you to show your support so that we can keep refuges safe for the animals and plants that call them home. In doing so, we ensure that these incredible wild places are around and thriving for our future generations to enjoy.

These toolkits provide you with ways to take action throughout the week to raise awareness about wildlife refuges, learn more about the ones closest to you, reach our elected representatives, and appreciate the beauty and life that wildlife refuges provide. We need more nature, and wildlife refuges are a great place to preserve and enjoy it.

Download your toolkit here

We have a toolkit that everyone can use and a few state-specific toolkits. Click the link below to download the PDF of the one you want:

Schedule for the Week

Tuesday, October 12 – Action: Spread Awareness for Duck Stamps (Time Required:

Wednesday, October 13 – Action: Tweet at your Senators to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling (Time Required:

Thursday, October 14 – Action: Submit a Letter to the Editor to your local newspaper (Time Required: ~20 minutes)

Friday, October 15 –  Action: Sign a petition to your Senators (Time Required: ~1 minute)

Saturday, October 16 – Action: Visit a Wildlife Refuge near you


Julia Dinmore

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