Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 7595—Establishing Matia Island Migratory Bird Refuge

March 30, 1937


By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States and by the act of June 25, 1910, ch. 421, 36 Stat. 847, as amended by the act of August 24, 1912, ch. 369, 37 Stat. 497, and in order to effectuate further the purposes of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (45 Stat. 1222), it is ordered that all that area of unsurveyed land, comprising approximately 145 acres, known as Matia Island, situated in T. 38 N., R. 1 W., Willamette Meridian, San Juan County, Washington, (the approximate geographic position of which island is in latitude 48°44'48" N., and longitude 122°50' W., from Greenwich), be, and It is hereby reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture, subject to valid existing rights, as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.

The Executive order of July 15, 1875, reserving certain public lands for lighthouse purposes, is hereby revoked in so far as it applies to the above-described land.

This refuge shall be known as the Matia Island Migratory Bird Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
March 30, 1937.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7595—Establishing Matia Island Migratory Bird Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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