U.S. Fish and Wildlife office moves to Burbank

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife office that administers the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex has moved from Richland to the Burbank area.

The new office is near the intersection of Lake Road and Maple Street adjacent to the McNary National Wildlife Refuge Education Center.

The office sells the series of America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Passes. The passes are popular with seniors who may buy a lifetime pass for $10 that offers admittance to federal recreation sites and half off some special fees, such as charges for camping and boat launching. The passes are free for the disabled.

Construction and landscaping have not been completed on the new education center, but the public may still visit to use the walking trail and bird-viewing hut.

To reach the office and education center, take Highway 12 from Pasco and turn left on Highway 124 toward Ice Harbor Dam. Drive one mile and turn right on Lake Road. The office and center are across the pond.