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    Photography with Junior Stewards

    Some tips we learned: The morning light is called the golden hour. Compose photos using the rule of 3rds. Madison McClelland, Grade 5

    Friends Group

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    Harper's Slough Islands Project

    Construction has begun. The Islands are built using material dredged from the main channel and from within the Harper’s Slough backwaters.

    Harper's Slough Islands

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    Mmmm, Milkweed!

    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

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    Public Review and Comment

    The draft Prospectus, when approved and implemented, would govern the commercial waterfowl hunt guiding program.


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    Meandering Through Refuge History!

    The refuge was established in 1924 prior to construction of any locks and dams.

    History of the Refuge


Seeking Out Adventure

Seeking adventure

As migrating species move north, plenty of photography opportunities will come into view.

Visitor Activities

How to speak River Language

Learning River Language


Pools, navigation channel, backwaters, side channels, sloughs, and fish the wingdams are words and phrases used to describe places on the river refuge.

Learning River Language

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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About the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015
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