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    Volunteer Open House Saturday, July 11

    There are many things volunteers help out with at the refuge. Come learn about the refuge and how you can get involved!

    Rapids Lake Volunteer Open House

  • Pipeline work starting on Bluff Trail

    The CenterPoint Energy Lyndale High Pressure Natural Gas line is being replaced this year. The Bluff Trail will be impacted.

    Click here for maps and more information

  • Monarch Egg

    Welcome Home!

    Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!

    Welcome Home Monarchs

  • Long Meadow and Bluff Trail work starts

    The Long Meadow Lake Trail and Bluff Trail will be impacted by construction work this summer. See the link for more information.

    Trail Construction with map 2015

  • Youth at environmental education program at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    2015-2016 Teaching Practicum

    Are you interested in gaining experience teaching outdoors and in the classroom? Then our teaching practicum may be for you!

    Click here for more information

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2015
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