Wild Things 2016

From the Department of Interior/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges
61389 Hwy 434/ Lacombe, LA 70445
Telephone 985-882-2000/FAX 985-882-9133

Wild Things is almost here. Bring your family and friends to participate in hands-on, outdoor activities in celebration of the National Wildlife Refuge Week on Saturday, October 15 from 10AM-4PM. Now in its 19th year, the event has grown into one of the best family friendly events in the state. Admission, parking, boat rides, tours, live animals and programs are all free!

Come take a canoe for a paddle or a pontoon boat tour of beautiful Bayou Lacombe. The hayride shuttle provides a fun way to get around the grounds with excitement and natural beauty around every corner. There’s something for the whole family at Wild Things! Wild Things is hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showcasing our area’s eight National Wildlife Refuges. The event welcomes other wildlife and conservation-oriented organizations and individuals to share displays, presentations, and hands-on activities as part of a recreational and educational experience for the whole family.

When: Saturday, October 15th 10am-4pm

Where: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Headquarters in Lacombe at 61389 Hwy 434

What you’ll find at Wild Things 2016

Exciting speakers, interactive demonstrations, live animals, wildlife crafts, live music entertainment, grounds tours, canoe and pontoon boat rides. There’s something for the whole family at Wild Things! The event is free and food is available for purchase from our Friends of Louisiana Refuges, our nonprofit partner who helps to coordinate the event each year.

The annual Wild Things Youth Art Competition and Show will feature hundreds of amazing paintings and drawings of wildlife and area landscapes from youth, ages 5-18, with contest winners announced at mid-day.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  

For more information or event media contact David Stoughton, Visitor Services Manager/Supervisory Park Rangerdavid_stoughton@fws.gov 985-882-2025