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Free Nisqually Summer Lecture Series begins today
Amid fears Trump’s budget cuts endanger this program

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Summer Lecture Series
Photo credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Dept. of the Interior

– “2017 Summer Lecture Series”
“The 30th Annual Summer Lecture Series at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR will be held Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center auditorium in July and August. The auditorium seats 100 people and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. and all lectures are free. Thanks to Friends of Nisqually NWR Complex for their support of the summer lecture series,” quoting the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
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– “Free Nisqually lecture series kicks off amid fears of refuge budget cuts”
“But this summer, the excitement about the well-loved lecture series is undercut by a sense of worry across the Department of the Interior, which faces an approximately 13 percent cut under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget.

While the budget is not final — the president proposes a budget but funding levels are ultimately decided by congress — the proposed cuts have sparked concern.

As part of the Fish and Wildlife Service, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, the National Wildlife Refuge System would lose a significant amount of federal funding if the budget developed by congress reflects the administration’s proposed cuts, possibly forcing refuges across the country to close or cut down on programs,” by Zoe Sayler, The Olympian.
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Posted by Steve on July 5, 2017 at 7:49 am | Permalink

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