Red River National Wildlife Refuge & the Friends of RRNWR will present a ribbon-cutting event for the new $3.8M Visitor & Education Center on Wed, Jan. 11, at 1:15 p.m, says Nancy Menasco.
The new facility will enhance awareness and connection to wildlife and wild places and that will provide an economic boost to the area.
"An additional Open House will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 to allow more members of the public to attend. Refreshments at both events," says Menasco.
Exhibit Gallery, cart tours of the Refuge, speaker Wildwood Dean (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m), bird walk (8:30 a.m.), art exhibit, children’s activities, exhibits and Nature Store available on Saturday.
The Headquarters Unit is located at the west end of Sunflower Road, just outside
the city limits of Bossier City. From the intersection of US 71 (Barksdale Boulevard) and Jimmie Davis Highway (LA 511) in Bossier City, go south about one-half mile on US 71. Turn right (west) on Sunflower Road and proceed to the refuge entrance at the end of the road. Drive through the gate and follow the main gravel road about one mile, bearing left at the fork in the road.
Lynn Stewart, vice president, Friends of RRNWR, 318-518-7295 (cell)
Nancy Menasco, president, Friends of RRNWR, 318-868-3255
Pat Stinson, manager, RRNWR, 318-742-1219
Photograph by Ronnie Maum.