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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Sebastian, Florida
County of Indian River.
South of Sebastian on Indian River
National Register Number: 66000265
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - conservation area. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: FL-15 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Wildlife Refuge.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1963):
First Federal sanctuary for the protection of wildlife, established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. It is a rookery for brown pelicans and other waterfowl.

Currently, the landmark is stable, but always faces possible erosion. Restoration was last done in 2001.

No changes since the last report (2002).

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