Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge celebrates 50 years

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Children are introduced to a baby alligator at the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

November 12, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. We are celebrating on Saturday from 9am to 4pm at 2022 CR 227 in Freeport, Texas (1.8 mi. NE of FM 523). We will be hosting many free family activities, such as: watch raptors in flight during the “Birds of Prey” programs, hold butterflies at the butterfly encounter tent, build and fly a kite and dig for buried treasure!

Kids of all ages will have a chance to pet a reptile, shoot a bow and arrow or air rifle. You may also simply relax and enjoy a van tour around the refuge (one leaving every 20 minutes) to see points of interest. Go on a bird watching tour of the refuge! A van will depart every 90 minutes to assist you.

Some of the historical highlights planned are: Stephen F. Austin re-enactor Stanley Murray will make an appearance as will Percy Beacroft of the Maddox Family to talk about the Maddox Homestead; and the Brazos Valley Railroad Society will be on hand to talk about the history of railroads and sulfur with a working model!

The anniversary is being hosted by the Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuges with the assistance of Friends of Brazoria National Wildlife Refuges.

Delicious food will be served in the pavilion from 10 – 3 pm with a menu of hot dogs, bbq sandwiches, chips and drinks. For more information on other activities and van schedules go to http://bnwr-50th.org/.

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