Refuge staff members are now finished clearing the public-access roads, trails, non-driving public roads, parking lots, and boardwalks on the Lower Suwannee Refuge. They are all safe to access and open to the public.
On the Cedar Keys Refuge there was minimal damage, downed trees, beach erosion, and debris tossed onto the islands. Cleanup was a priority on Seahorse Key in preparation for visitors during the Grand Opening Celebration for our partners at the Nature Coast Biological Station. It is now complete also.
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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