Amy
ABOUT ME - My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this blog I post book and birding product reviews as well as birder gift ideas and announcements related to my birder gift shop on this site. I also have a personal birding blog called Powered By Birds.

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    Event Alert: Dixon Waterfowl Refuge Ramar Dedication

    Posted on July 29th, 2012 in Festivals & Events, Illinois

    The Ramsar Convention of 1971 established a treaty between international governments to

    maintain the ecological character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the “wise use”, or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their territories.

    As of today, there are 2,040 recognized sites designated by the treaty as Wetlands of International Importance. 34 of these are in the United States, including the Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes.

    Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
    Entrance to Dixon Waterfowl Refuge, March 2011

    The deserved designation was bestowed in February of this year, and a special dedication ceremony will take place on August 8th.

    The public is invited to attend the event, which is free. Attendees should RSVP to organizers; contact information and other details may be found here: Upcoming Events Ramsar Site Dedication.