Improvements at Mingo NWR and Upper Mississippi River NW&FR LaCrosse District
January 7, 2010
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded two grants for Visitor Center construction projects. One of those projects is construction of a new energy efficient and accessible Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center to replace the current facility (pictured here) at Mingo NWR, Missouri. Arrowhead Contracting Inc. of Lenexa, Kansas, was awarded a $3.57 million contract for the project. Arrowhead Contracting Inc. was also awarded the $4.9 million contract to construct an energy efficient Headquarters and Visitor Center at the Upper Mississippi River NW&FR LaCrosse District, Wisconsin. Both contracts awarded are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which represents an important component of the President's plan to jumpstart the economy and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so the country can thrive in the 21st century. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)
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