Now it’s *really* time to open up Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge

Right now, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is blocking public access to the Potomac River at Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The Federal agency’s own website is blunt: “The refuge is closed to the public.”

The President was equally blunt today in his May 12, 2009 Executive Order: “expand public access to waters and open spaces of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from Federal lands.”

Region 5 in Hadley, Massachusetts: are you listening?  When you create the required “description of agency sites where new opportunities for public access might be provided,” Featherstone NWR is low-hanging fruit.

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