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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
April 19, 2011
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

N11385 Headquarters Road
Necedah, WI  54646
                
Contact:  Katie Goodwin
Phone: 608-565-4403

Necedah Refuge Visitor Center Grand Opening

 


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will host a Ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of its state-of-the-art visitor center on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Refuge Manager Doug Staller is hosting Saturday’s events, which begin in front of the Visitor Center at 10:00 am with a short formal ceremony and ribbon cutting event. Special activities and programs for the entire family will be available beginning at 11:00 am.

The visitors’ experience will include indoor exhibits that bring fragile features of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge all designed so people can touch, hear, see and understand the beauty of this National Wildlife Refuge.  Outside boardwalks stretching through the marsh and across Necedah’s landscape will help people explore the Refuge.

As the doors open visitors can take advantage of special programs beginning at 11:00am: presentations and book signing from author, photographer and naturalist Stan Tekiela; native landscaping workshops; guided bird hikes; youth learn-to-fish activities; a program on incorporating green ideas into your landscape and in your home; a prescribed burn demonstration; and Refuge Manager Doug Staller presenting “Birds, Baboons, and Baobobs: Aahhs and ‘Oh Noes’ of Wildlife Photography”.  

The Camp Douglas Lions Club will have lunch for purchase on the grounds that day.

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 http://www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah for more information about your National Wildlife Refuge, or find us on Facebook.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws/gov.

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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Last updated: November 4, 2013