In June, the National Wildlife Refuge Association is sponsoring a Peer to Peer Conference for Friends groups. It will be held at Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island. Friends of the Lower Suwanee & Cedar Keys NWRs will be represented by two board members, Debbie Meeks and Mackenzie Russell. The presenter list is impressive, but we are expecting that the best part will be getting to know the leaders of other Friends groups from around the region. Leaders from St. Marks NWR and St. Vincent will attend as well as Dan Frisk, the Complex Manager for our refuges.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Refuge Information from the Refuge Manager
The Nature Drive on the Levy County side of the Refuge is now open. Finally, the road is dry enough to travel safely and without damaging the roadbed.
The Dixie Mainline has been closed because of major damage to a culvert from last month's rain. The County plans to open it on or about September 12, at least temporarily.
Access by vehicle to the Refuge roads in both Levy County and Dixie County is still very limited because of the heavy rainfall in recent weeks.
Even when roads are closed to vehicles, they are open to pedestrians and bicycles.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For an digital version,
Click on the Photo Below
For Information about getting a Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Permit and a Deer Bag Report, Click Here
To Apply for a Permit to Hunt on the Lower Suwannee Refuge,
For a copy of the Deer Harvest Log, Click Here
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