Eastern Neck NWR needs your help

7-15-18

Eastern Neck NWR Needs Your Help

We need your help. Our sister refuge Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (in Rock Hall, Maryland) is in danger of closing due to lack of funds needed to hire a manager. The nonprofit Friends of Eastern Neck have been helping to fill the labor void at the refuge, but if funding for a new manager does not come soon, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has said they could close the refuge.

Closing would impact wildlife protection, habitat and food management, and recreational access for birders, photographers, families, school groups, hunters, anglers, and the volunteers. It would also impact tourism dollars in local towns.

We need all citizens to write an email to Scott Kahan, Northeast Regional Chief in the National Wildlife Refuge System, urging that they hire a new manager – visit our web page for details on sending an email. scott_kahan@fws.gov (scott_kahan@fws.gov).

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, as well as U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (MD-1) https://harris.house.gov/contact/email have offered their support for hiring a new manager. If you live in Maryland, we would appreciate you emailing them about this issue and tagging them in social media using information on our web page. We greatly appreciate any help you can provide to raise awareness and increase the response from citizens supporting the refuge

Please visit Friends of Blackwater Water and Eastern Neck for links

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http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/help-eastern-neck.html