1. Celebrating 50 years of the Land and Water Conservation Fund: Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, VA
The iconic Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, home to Lake Drummond, one of only two natural lakes in Virginia. The refuge is the largest intact remnant of a vast habitat that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Now, the refuge provides unique fishing and boating on Lake Drummond, annual hunting opportunities and habitat for various species of mammals, birds and butterflies. LWCF has conserved nearly 47,000 acres of this environmentally and biologically important 110,000-acre refuge.
Credit: Rebecca Wynn/USFWS
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