You never know when the effects of the current government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall demands will hit next locally.
Add habitat restoration in a local national wildlife refuge to the list.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had planned to host a volunteer work day Saturday to remove some wildlife barriers and other work at the section of the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge off Hatchineha Road in Polk County.
That effort has been canceled until further notice because of the shutdown that has furloughed staff.
Meanwhile, another report revealed that Trump is ordering staffing of any federal refuges that are necessary to allow scheduled hunting seasons.