Meeting set for Tuesday evening in Henderson about proposed wildlife refuge

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Courtesy: US Fish and Wildlife Service

HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The US Fish and Wildlife Service is holding an informational meeting on a proposed wildlife refuge in Henderson County on Tuesday.

The meeting is being held from 6-8 p.m. at the Preston Arts Center at Henderson Community College.

The proposed refuge is part of a Conservation Partnership Area, a 53,000-acre expanse.

Within that larger boundary, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said it will acquire lands through the purchase of easements and fee title ownership only from willing sellers to create the 24,000-acre refuge.

It’s being proposed in the area near the confluence of the Green and Ohio rivers.

You can view the draft documents by clicking here.

Public comments must be received by August 30.

Comments should be directed to this address: Green River NWR Proposal, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 606 Browns Church Road, Jackson, Tennessee, 38305; or e-mail: tina_chouinard@fws.gov.

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(This story was originally published on August 20, 2019)

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