Wildlife Refuge closed

11 years ago

    LIMESTONE — The federal government will be closed as current funding expired on Sept. 30, 2013. Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have announced that the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to the public until further notice.

    For programs experiencing a lapse in appropriated funding, only limited functions would continue, such as those necessary to respond to emergencies and to protect human life or property. While a lapse in appropriations remains in effect, public access to ANWR properties will be prohibited and fish and wildlife management activities and public programs will be cancelled.
    For more information, visit DOI.gov/shutdown and oneINTERIOR.gov, as well as at OPM.gov, which will contain information about the government’s operating status on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and the days following.