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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2011             

Contact: Scott Kahan 218\847-4431

Environmental Education Building Stands Up at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge

 


Partners gathered June 8, 2011 to raise a timber frame structure that will serve as an environmental education classroom at the Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).

Many partners are joining forces to complete the project including :  The Perham Alternative Learning Center, Perham High School, Rural Minnesota CEP, Minnesota Youth Build Grant, Herzog Roofing, Toad River Timber Frames, LLC., the Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetlands Management District, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Hamden Slough NWR is seeking volunteers who would like to help complete the project. Please see contact information below for more details.

The construction of an environmental education (EE) building and associated facilities on Hamden Slough NWR will include a parking lot, nature trail, interpretive signage and other facilities needed to support educational activities at the Refuge. The EE building will increase the outreach opportunities throughout the area. One of the requests the office frequently receives is for a contact station at Hamden Slough NWR. The Refuge is popular with birders and local school groups. This EE building will provide the Refuge a facility to utilize volunteers to teach others about the importance of the prairie/wetland ecosystem and the waterfowl, migratory birds and wildlife that utilize the Refuge.

For more information  regarding this project, or to volunteer to help, call the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District office at  218-847-4431.

For more information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit:  http://midwest.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. Connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usfws, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwshq, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq

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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.

Connect with our Facebook page at facebook.com/usfwsmidwest, follow our tweets at twitter.com/usfwsmidwest, watch our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at flickr.com/photos/usfwsmidwest.

Last updated: November 4, 2013