Come and celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will meet at the Mingo Visitor Center to a participate in a volunteer activity on the refuge. Pre-registration is appreciated at 573-222-3589. Volunteers should plan on wearing long pants and bringing work gloves. The volunteer project will go from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Starting October 1 and going through end of February the following refuge waters are closed: Monopoly Marsh, Rockhouse Marsh, moist soil units, and waterways located between Ditch 2 and 6. All other waters are open. This partial refuge waters closure is to minimize disturbance to migrating and wintering waterfowl.
As part of National Wildlife Refuge Week, enjoy a guided paddle ride down the Mingo River. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center located just off Hwy 51 about one mile north of Puxico. Participants will canoe the Mingo River from 8:30 a.m. to noon. A limited number of canoes and kayaks will be available for use for the paddle ride. Participants are welcome to bring their own canoe, kayak, paddles and life jacket if they desire to open room up for more participants. Pre-registration is required by calling 573-222-3589.
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