We’re just as eager to get to those barbeques on Thursday, but first we want to share with you some of the red, white and blue that we’re celebrating this Independence Day!
Ever see a red knot? Our videographers Keith Shannon and Beth Decker took a road trip from our Hadley, Mass., office down to the Delaware Bay to catch these amazing shorebirds in action. Check out the video, and a great story about how our biologists band them to collect important information!
Thousands of acres of this Delaware swamp were once covered by the Atlantic white cedar. Settlers ditched and drained the wetlands, removing this light, rot-resistant and malleable wood. We’re out to bring this rare habitat back. (The link to this blog post will go live July 2).
What’s in a blueway? Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar designated the region’s largest river system – the 410-mile-long Connecticut River – as the first National Blueway on May 24, 2012. The program emphasizes the unique value and significance of a headwaters-to-mouth approach and recognizes and supports existing local and regional conservation, recreation and restoration efforts, including those under the Service’s Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge. (The link to this blog post will go live July 3).
Happy Fourth of July! We’re over and out.