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Santa Ana & Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuges

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Entrance fees for Santa Ana and Laguna Atascosa NWRs are waived the first Sunday of every month!

Santa Ana & Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuges • 956.784.7500
Directions: the Refuge and Visitor Center are 7 miles south of Alamo, TX on FM 907 about 1/4 mile east on Hwy. 281

Wednesdays 10:00AM: Butterfly walks

Fridays 9:00AM: Nature walks

Laguna Atascosa NWR • 956.748.3607
Directions: the Refuge is 18 miles east of Rio Hondo, TX on FM 106

Twilight Tour: Discover the refuge habitats and see which animals become active at night on this 2.5 hour guided tour on our climate controlled bus. Bring binoculars and jackets. May 11, 7:00-9:30PM. Call 956-748-3607 ext. 111 to make your reservation. FREE with $3 entrance fee. This vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

Gator Talks: Get the facts about these amazing creatures that share our valley freshwater habitats. Bring your camera. FREE with entrance fee of $3 per vehicle. May 12 at 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM.

Endangered Species Day: Discover your local endangered animals and find out what you can do to help. Activities include a sea turtle info. table from 12:00-3:00PM, a presentation about endangered species and what the US Fish and Wildlife Service is doing for them at 1:00PM, and Richard Moore’s ocelot documentary will be playing from 8:00AM-4:00PM. FREE with entrance fee of $3 per vehicle. May 19.

Kayak the Laguna Madre: Enjoy time outside in nature with friends and family. Learn basic kayaking skills while investigating the plants and animals of the laguna. All equipment provided. $30/adult, $25/ ages 8-12. Call 956-748-3607 ext. 111 to make your reservation. May 25 – September; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Youth Conservation Corp

Youth Conservation Corps Summer Jobs at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and
Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park.

Two full-time summer positions are available
40 hours per week at $7.25 per hour
Employment will last 8 weeks: June 17-August 9, 2013.

To be eligible for the YCC Program, applicants must:
“Ï Be between the ages of 15 (by June 11, 2012) and 19 (not age 19 before August 3, 2012) and currently enrolled in school
“Ï Must enjoy working outdoors in south Texas
“Ï Be a permanent resident of the United States
“Ï Be available to work 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday for the full 8-week period
“Ï Be able to get to and from Visitor Center at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
“Ï Possess a Social Security card prior to the first working day of the YCC program
“Ï Have the written permission of a parent or legal guardian to work

Applications must be postmarked by May 28, 2013 to: Stacy Sanchez, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 22817 Ocelot Road, Los Fresnos, TX 78566

For more information or to receive an application, email stacy_sanchez@fws.gov

Applicants will be selected through a random drawing on May 29, 2013.

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