- The Refuges and Friends have participated in various events related to the Smithsonian Crossroads Program in Cedar Key, including the City Key: A City at the End of the Road which premiered a video by the same name.
- The Refuge is preparing for a research project on the Florida Salt Marsh Vole.
- Larry Woodward has been dealing with law enforcement issues related to trespassing, unauthorized motor vehicle use, use of the Refuge during hours when it is not open, alligator poaching, and illegal hunting.
- A ghost gillnet was found and removed by Refuge staff from the waters near Seahorse Key. Many species of fish had gotten entangled and died in the net.
- Work continues to restore the forest of the Lower Suwannee Refuge. Current efforts focus particularly on the Dixie County side of the river.
- Refuge staff provided support for the Hidden Coast Paddling Festival in Cedar Key from October 4 to 7. The Festival highlighted Shell Mound and the Cedar Keys Refuge islands.
- The Seahorse Key Lightstation restoration project continues. the floors, walls, and staircase are completed.
Fire: More than 2,000 acres, mostly in Levy County, have been treated with prescribed burning since January.
Forests: On the Dixie County side, where weather has not been as good for prescribed burning, with the help of the Refuge's new Cat more than 70,000 legacy trees have been planted.
Need information: Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Visitors are welcome to walk or bicycle around yellow Refuge gates.
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