Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge 121st Anniversary Celebration

fri15mar(mar 15)5:00 pmsun17(mar 17)3:00 pmPelican Island National Wildlife Refuge 121st Anniversary CelebrationJoin the celebration with President Teddy Roosevelt and the Pelican Island Conservation Society5:00 pm - 3:00 pm (17) 11455 Jungle Trail, Vero Beach, FL 32963Event Type ANIMALS,FUNDRAISEREvent Type 2FEATURED

Event Details

Pelican Island will celebrate its 121st anniversary as the country’s first National Wildlife Refuge in March 2024.  Joe Wiegand, aka President Theodore Roosevelt, will join the Pelican Island Conservation Society once again to help celebrate this historic occasion and bring to life how Pelican Island came to be known throughout the country, and even the world!

Please join the Pelican Island Conservation Society on March 15-17, 2024 for a weekend-long celebration of the Pelican Island NWR.  Activities include an “Evening with Theodore Roosevelt” with a presentation by President Roosevelt himself!  Stop by the Pelican Island NWR on the weekend for a meet-and-greet with the President, enjoy the environmental, conservation, historical and live wildlife exhibitors who will join us, and stroll the Centennial Boardwalk leading to the overlook of Pelican Island.

Full details and schedule of events may be found on the PICS website at, and some special events require a reservation.  The Pelican Island Conservation Society is the nonprofit “friends” support group for the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Save the date and plan to celebrate with us the little-known history of Pelican Island, and be sure to say hi to President Roosevelt – you can’t miss him!


Pelican Island Conservation Society 4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963

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