Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Grand Opening
April 30, 2011
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge staff and Friends of Necedah welcomed the community to celebrate the grand opening of the state-of-the-art refuge visitor center with a day of educational programs, activities and workshops that covered topics including birding, fishing, tree planting.
Visitors enjoyed interactive exhibits that linked the intangible aspects of the Refuge with the tangible and gave people the opportunity to connect with something greater than themselves. The Refuge boardwalks provided visitors, young and old alike, views of the marsh the great variety of bird life that fill Necedah's landscape.
The 12,000 square foot facility was designed with green technology while maximizing energy saving needs and include photovoltaic solar panels, geothermal wells, and was built using environmentally friendly, natural materials including fiber cement siding, metal roof, and marmoleum flooring. The new facility will enhance awareness and connection to wildlife and wild places. The Center will generate an economic boost for Juneau County and surrounding areas.
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is open sunrise to sunset. The refuge office is open Monday through Saturday 7:30am to 4pm, and located two miles north on Headquarters Road off of Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah. Please call (608)565-2551 with any questions, visit www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah for more information about your National Wildlife Refuge, or find us on Facebook.