Sudbury – Join the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury, Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., for the first of two presentations and discussions of the “Visitor Services Plan” for the Refuge. Nearly four years after opening the Visitor Center, the Refuge is becoming known in neighboring communities for the wonderful opportunities it offers.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff, with assistance from the Friends group, has developed and established many programs. Currently, FWS is charged with developing a “Visitor Services Plan” for the refuge. The purpose of the plan is to specify a management direction for the Refuge's visitor program during the next 15 years. The plan will help identify goals, objectives and strategies to enhance and create the best opportunities for a refuge visitor's experience. In turn, it will guide and provide a foundation for the work of FWS staff and the Friends group during the next few years.
Presenters will be Susan Russo, Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex Visitor Services Manager, and Kizette Ortiz-Vanger, Visitor Services Specialist at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.
If inclement weather should affect this event, there will be a notice posted at www.farnwr.org.