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Friends Groups Use Grant to Join Together on Upper Miss Refuge

Region 3, March 5, 2013
Participants in the Mini-Friends Workshop held March 5-6, 2013 at the LaCrosse District Visitor Center.
Participants in the Mini-Friends Workshop held March 5-6, 2013 at the LaCrosse District Visitor Center. - Photo Credit: n/a

The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters (Winona District) received a $5,000 grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation to hold a Mini-Friends Workshop for Friends groups that support the Upper Mississippi River. The participating Friends organizations expanded to include:

  • Friends of the Refuge Headwaters
  • Friends of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
  • Upper Mississippi River Interpretive Association (LaCrosse District)
  • Friends of Pool 9 (McGrego District)
  • Mississippi River Stewards (Savanna District)
  • Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
  • Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
  • Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
  • Friends of Whitewater State Park

In all, more than 35 people participated in the two-day workshop which was held at the LaCrosse District Visitor Center.

Contact Info: Mary Stefanski, 507-494-6229, Mary_Stefanski@fws.gov