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  • September - December Calendar of Events

    We have many events planned for this fall and winter. Click on the link for a copy of the calendar.

    Fall/Winter Calendar of Events

  • Artist-in-Residence

    Professional artists are invited to share their discipline while surrounded by nature. Email for an application.

    Artist-in-Residence Flyer

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Wetland Restoration

The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program works with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We are leaders in voluntary, community-based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation. The future of the nation’s fish and wildlife depends on private landowners – more than 90% of land in the Midwest is in private ownership. Providing more high quality habitat not only helps wildlife - by contributing to a healthy landscape, you create a conservation legacy to pass on to future generations. Partnerships are the key! To accomplish this work, we team up with private conservation organizations, state and federal agencies and tribes. Together, with the landowner, this collective shares funding, materials, equipment, labor and expertise to meet both the landowner’s restoration goals and our conservation mission.

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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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  • Trail Closures for Fall 2015


    Trail closures for the fall are as follows: Woodies Roost Trail (east of the Magee Marsh road) is closed now through December 18. Estuary Trail is closed from Sunset on Sunday through Saturday at noon between October 13 and November 1 and from November 9 to December 7. All refuge trails are closed November 21, 22 and November 30 through December 4. The east side of Pool 2C is closed until the construction is completed.

  • Volunteer With Us!


    Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and the Refuge Association will present a volunteer orientation program on the 2nd Sunday of October (the 11th) and the 2nd Sunday of November (the 8th). Learn about service opportunities - outdoors (habitat management, field surveys, gardening, tours) and indoors (on-site and from home - marketing, publicity, membership development, visitor services and retail). Please register by calling 419-898-0014. We will train you!

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    Conservation Planning

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2015
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