Wildlife refuges bask in national celebration

By Lauren Gibbons
Capital News Service
LANSING — Federal wildlife refuges across the state will celebrate the outdoors and raise public awareness of their initiatives as during this year’s National Wildlife Refuge Week. Coordinated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Refuge System maintains about 150 million acres in 558 refuges across the country. The national celebration runs from Oct. 14-20. Michigan has three main refuges: Seney in the Upper Peninsula, Shiawassee near Saginaw Bay and Detroit River in Southeast Michigan.