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FIRST - OFFICIAL Wildlife Refuge in the United States
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky
N 37° 48.401 W 122° 15.397
10S E 565438 N 4184626
Quick Description: The Lake Merritt Bird Refuge was the first in the United States.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 6:37:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM27B6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 23

Long Description:
"Dr. Merritt, the Mayor of Oakland, declared the Lake a National Wildlife Refuge in 1869, the first in North America. A dam was proposed to regulate the tidal water flow, to increase the water level, with a retaining wall that is 3.18 miles in perimeter." - Oakland city website
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1869

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