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Special Programs in June at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge Visitor Center


 During the month of June, three special programs will introduce visitors to interesting
aspects of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge:


 Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m., Dave Skolada will lead a prairie walk on the trails
around the visitor center. The content of this walk will be enjoyed by people
ages 14 years and older. Walking distance will be less than a mile on relatively
flat surfaces.
 Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m., Carol Popelka will present “Whoop It Up!” a
program about whooping cranes. This program is suitable for children ages
eight and older. We will enjoy this program inside the visitor center.
 Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m., Joan Schnabel will present a program about
birds of prey. Joan will be accompanied by a live bird of prey that cannot be
released into the wild. This program is suitable for children and adults of all
ages. We will enjoy this program inside the visitor center.


Visitors can also enjoy the exhibits inside the center and the 2.3 miles of trails that
surround the facility. Portions of the trail are paved and open to bicycles while the
other portions of the trail have a gravel surface and are open to foot traffic only. Dogs
are welcome on the trails, though they must be leashed and owners are responsible
for cleaning up pet waste.


For more information, contact the La Crosse District Office at (608) 779-2399 or visit
the new facility, located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI. Visitor center hours
are Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The center
is closed on Monday and all Federal holidays.

Last Updated: Jun 06, 2013
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