EarthFix, a partnership of northwest public broadcasting channels focusing on environmental news, put together this quick video on why naming the refuge after Billy is important.

The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was recently renamed The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, through the BIlly Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act, which was made public law late last year. Established in 1974 to protect the delta and fish and wildlife habitat, the 762-acre estuary was finally restored in 2009 and is the largest estuary restoration project in the Pacific Northwest.