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Michael Johnson of Henderson, Kentucky, honored for wildlife work


    HENDERSON, Ky. – From among the many nation’s greater than 560 nationwide wildlife refuges, the supervisor of the brand new Inexperienced River Nationwide Wildlife Refuge in Henderson County has been honored because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as its nationwide refuge supervisor of the yr.

    Michael Johnson, a 30-year veteran with the service, acquired the 2022 Paul Kroegel Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Supervisor of the 12 months. 

    The Fish & Wildlife Service mentioned he “is named the face of the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge System in Western Kentucky.”

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    The award is given in honor of Kroegel, who was the primary supervisor of the primary refuge established in 1903 at Pelican Island, Florida.

    Johnson, who additionally manages the a lot bigger Clarks River Refuge close to Benton, Kentucky, and his workforce are credited with getting the Inexperienced River Refuge established in 2019, when it grew to become the nation’s 568th refuge and solely the second in Kentucky.