Refuges & The Next Generation
The new NWR Vision document outlines a blueprint for 21st century conservation success.
Sturgeon Show and Tell
USFWS Fisheries Biologists educate youth with a show and tell lake sturgeon lesson on the water!
Watch the Video
Byways to Flyways
Habitat and wildlife found along the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie offer world class opportunities for birding enthusiasts!
Grassy Island Updates
Stay informed and discover the important work being done to protect and remediate important trust resources like Grassy Island.
Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed. This is the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat, so consider this while planning your garden!
Milkweed Seed Finder
LEARN MORE ABOUT DRIWR
Detroit River IWR is nearly 6,000 acres of islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shorelines. Find out more about the units that make up the nation's ONLY international wildlife refuge. Discover Your Refuge
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Schedule of Events;
7:30am - Bird Hike
11:00am -Bird Hike
12:00pm-3:00pm-Bird activities and trials open to the public.First Open House of the season at Humbug Marsh
The Fall migration for raptors over the Detroit River was once again an incredible event to witness. Check out this link to the Hawkwatch Summary for the 2014 Season!Hawkwatch summary from 2014 Season
Check out our upcoming events:Calender of Events
Construction for the NEW Detroit River IWR Visitor Center is underway! Expected completion for the 12,000 square foot, Gold-LEED certified facility is Spring 2017. Follow Our Progress
Hunting opportunities are available on select units of the Refuge. For more information download the refuge hunt brochure.
Page Photo Credits View from the Refuge Gateway © Jerry Jourdan, Wildlife Sculpture at Refuge Gateway © DTE Energy, Youth Duck Hunters © Joe Robison, Michigan, DNR
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015