The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge wants to change its visitor demographic

Refuge Manager Chris Lowie shows damage by black bears to the Jericho Pavilion at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Nearly half the communities in cities adjacent to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge are Black. But visitors are mostly white. To change that, the refuge is partnering with regional stakeholders, Indigenous communities and the city of Suffolk. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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