- 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.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For a 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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