Posted: Jan 8, 2011 10:08 AM by Chris Welty
Updated: Jan 8, 2011 10:08 AM
BRETON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, La. (AP) - After months of
being closed to the public due to the BP oil spill, the Breton
National Wildlife Refuge is open again.
The refuge encompasses areas at the mouth of the Mississippi
River and a chain of barrier islands in Chandeleur Sound.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the reopening
Friday. The refuge was closed in May as oil from the leaking BP
well began washing ashore.
The refuge is the second-oldest in the nation's refuge system.
It was established in 1904.