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Officials announce milestone for popular Great Thicket National Park Wildlife Refuge

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Speakers included Refuge Manager Michael Horne of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Eoin Wrafter, Dutchess County commissioner; Linda French, Dover town supervisor; Wendi Weber, the Northeast regional director for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Stuart Gruskin, chief conservation and external affairs officer for The Nature Conservancy; and Tony Wilkinson, director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

DOVER  —  Federal, state and local officials united with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy at Dover Town Hall to celebrate the establishment of the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge through the acquisition of the 144-acre Nellie Hill Preserve.

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