Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

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The 53,000-acre Lower Suwannee River National Wildlife Refuge is unlike other National Wildlife Refuges in that the Lower Suwannee was not established for the protection of a specific species, but rather to protect the high water quality of the historic Suwannee River. The flow of the Suwannee feeds the estuarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, habitat for the Gulf sturgeon and feeding grounds for resident and migratory shorebirds, wading birds and waterfowl.