The Jr. Refuge Ranger program at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge brings children and their parents out to the refuge that have never been here before. It creates a unique opportunity to learn first hand what our refuge does and why it is important. Participants become part of this incredible community that truly cares for our public lands and wildlife. At the end of the program, they receive their badge and a certificate with the refuge stamp! Their faces light up when handed these awards, feeling a sense of pride and ownership. Becoming a Jr. Refuge Ranger is one great way to get children involved in becoming environmental stewards.
~Hope Presley, Interpretive Specialist & Watershed Watchers Program Coordinator
About Don Edwards
The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is the first urban National Wildlife Refuge on the Pacific Coast and the first to have a Junior Refuge Ranger program.
The refuge spans two locations in the Bay Area, each with its own distinct features and Junior Wildlife Ranger activity booklets.
Don Edwards is home to two endangered species:
The Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse
The California Ridgway's Rail