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Rehabilitated Great Horned Owl Released at Refuge

Healthy Habitats at Caddo Lake participants were treated to a special conservation event along Harrison Bayou on Saturday, April 21. In celebration of Earth Day and the opening of six new paddling trails at Caddo Lake, wildlife rehabilitator Beverly Grage of Wild & Free Again in Lindale released a mature great horned owl to the bottomland hardwood forest along Harrison Bayou.

The raptor was injured two months ago by head trauma from being hit by a car.

The Friends group plans to work with Free & Wild Again as a release site and for complimentary programming at the Refuge for children and adults.

Please click here for a link to the full story by Hannah DeClerk, which was published by the Marshall News Messenger on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Sen. Hutchison Applauds Agreement on Caddo Land and Water Rights Transfers

April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) issued the following statement on the news that an agreement had been reached on Caddo land and water rights transfers: "During the last six months, I’ve worked very hard to bring together the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army on finalizing a land and water rights transfer to the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Today, I’m pleased to announce that the groups have reached a responsible long-term agreement, which will enhance one of the natural treasures of our state and our nation...

Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor and Commissioner Jeff Thompson, as well as Representative Louis Gohmert, provided great assistance in securing this important outcome for Caddo Lake." Please click here to read entire statement