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Morris Wetland Management District closed due to government shutdown

MORRIS -- The Morris Wetland Management District is closed to the public after the federal government partially shutdown on Tuesday. 

According to a release issued on Tuesday morning, current funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expired on Oct. 1, 2013. 

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is aware that any lapse in appropriations imposes hardships on those we serve," the release stated. "However, due to this lapse in appropriations this facility is closed to the public and all public activities are cancelled."

"Only limited functions will continue, such as those necessary to respond to emergencies, perform essential functions and to protect human life or personal property. "

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