It looks like the stars are once again aligned for a US Government shutdown starting October 1, 2013. No rational citizen wants to see this happen, but it would not be the first time it'd happened. You may remember that for 28 days in 1995 and 1996 the feds furloughed staff and suspended non-essential services as then-President Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich battled over the 1996 Federal Budget.
If the shutdown does occur, watch this site for updates on any impacts to refuges operations or programs. The October 11 screening of "America's Darling" and the October 13th River Boat cruise will happen regardless. The activities on Pinckney on the 12th might be at risk.
Let's hope that our elected representatives can come to a last minute deal and avert this embarrassment.