Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Address:1330 20th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone:772-562-3909
Fax:772-299-3101
Web: www.fws.gov/pelicanisland
Established: 1903.
Location:In the Intracoastal Waterway near Sebastian Inlet, along Florida's east coast.
Facilities:Observation tower, viewing sites, boardwalk trails.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, boat tours, hiking.
Special Features:America's first officially designated national wildlife refuge. The island is surrounded by Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse estuary in the U.S.
Habitats: 5,413 acres of seagrass beds, oyster bars, mangrove islands, salt marsh and maritime hammocks.
Access: Daily during daylight hours.
Wild life: Wood storks (endangered), brown pelicans, egrets, herons, ibis, double-crested cormorants, several endangered species, including Florida manatee, Green sea turtle, Hawskbill sea turtle, and Kemp's ridley sea turtle; also provides habitat to several threatened species such as Loggerhead sea turtle, Eastern indigo snake, bald eagle, and piping plover.

See other parks in Florida.
References in periodicals archive ?
As part of the four-day celebration, the ECO-Troop of Pelican Island Elementary schoolchildren planted trees in conjunction with the habitat restoration effort at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Established on March 14, 1903, by executive order of President Theodore Roosevelt, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge was the first official wildlife refuge in the United States.
TECHNICAL DETAILS Issue: Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Item Number: 454000 Denomination & Type of Issue: 37-cent commemorative Format: Pane of 20 (1 design) Series: N/A Issue Date & City: March 14, 2003, Sebastian, FL 32958 Designer: Carl T.
This stamp commemorates the centennial of the creation of Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, which also marks the beginning of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Featured Events During National Wildlife Refuge Week 2003 Refuge Week Events Featuring Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton: * Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest Winner Announcement & Unveiling of Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Postage Stamp Main Interior Building in Washington, DC Thursday, October 17 at 12:00 p.