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    Let Us Rest and Feed

    The Voluntary Avoidance areas help reduce disturbance while the waterfowl feed and rest during fall migration.

    Voluntary Avoidance Areas

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    Every Kid in a Park or Refuge

    Fourth graders get your free pass one-year pass to any National Park and any National Wildlife Refuge that charges an entrance fee.


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    Save the Date Swan Watch Bus Tour

    Saturday November 14, 2015 Make reservations prior to November 6 - (507) 494- 6238.

    Swan Watch Bus Tour November 14

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    Milkweed Seeds On The Move

    The seeds you see blowing today will be baby milkweed next spring, feeding another generation of monarchs. Photo by Judd Stanislawski

    Milkweed Seeds On The Move

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    Hawk Watch near Marquette, Iowa

    Free event celebrates the migration of hawks along the Mississippi Flyway.


Habitat Restoration Project Root River

Root River Project


A project to enhance aquatic habitat and restoration.

Root River Tract

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: Oct 07, 2015
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