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Federal ‘Duck Stamp’ funding approved for land acquisition at Green River National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday announced the approval of federal “Duck Stamp” funding for land acquisition purposes at the newly-established Green River National Wildlife Refuge in Henderson. “Duck Stamps,” purchased by hunters, conservationists, and stamp collectors, provide revenue to support federal conservation and outdoor recreation efforts. In...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: 20 years after first proposal Green River National Wildlife Refuge now a reality

(Photo from United States Fish and Wildlife Services) Almost 20 years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) first published a proposal for a national wildlife refuge at the confluence of the Green and Ohio Rivers in Henderson County, the Green River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was officially established. The announcement was made Friday, November 22 by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David...

Federal, state officials announce establishment of Green River National Wildlife Refuge in Henderson

On Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, along with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials, and their counterparts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, announced the establishment of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge near the confluence of the Ohio and Green rivers in Henderson. “Under President Donald...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Green River National Wildlife Refuge near Henderson to protect nearly 24,000 acres

Plans are in the works for the establishment of a national wildlife refuge near Henderson. A statement posted on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website in part read, “The Service has been directed to approve the establishment of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), near the confluence of the Green River and Ohio River in Henderson County. The refuge should consist of approximately...