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  • 90th Anniversary and Evening Paddle through Backwaters.

     Will Dilg was a Chicago advertising executive and an avid angler on the Upper Mississippi River. Angered by the destruction and disregard for the Upper Mississippi River, in 1922 he founded the Izaak Walton League and a year later he and the anglers, hunters, and other conservationists of this new group found

    No Fireworks Allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge

    For Immediate Release                                   Contact:  Curt McMurl 507 494 6213
    July 1, 2014     

    The 4th of July is just around the corner. If you are heading to the Mississippi River for a boating or camping trip, just a reminder – no fireworks are allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge because of their disturbance to wildlife as well as the litter they leave behind.

    Notice of Availability - Commercial fish and wildlife filming
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229
    June 18, 2014

    NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: The Compatibility Determination, Commercial fish and wildlife filming (GLOBO TV, Brazil), Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available for public comment from June 19 through June 25, 2014.
    Dakota Island Sand Offloading Operation Scheduled to Resume

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Contact: Jim Nissen (608) 779-2385
    May 29, 2014

    Ames Construction, Inc., general contractor on the I-90/Dresbach Bridge and Approach Roadway Interchange Project, is scheduled to resume offloading the large stockpile of sand on Dakota Island this week.

    Information Series on Bald Eagle Lead Exposure

           For immediate Release                                  Contact: Ed Britton, Savanna District
                                                                                        815-273-2732 ext. 111


    The refuge will host a series of four information sessions to share the results of research demonstrating the relationship between lead ammunition and lead exposure in bald eagles. 


    Information sessions will be held on:

    June 10, 2014 – Thomson, Illinois from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Refuge Visitor Center, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson, IL 61285

    June 12, 2014 - Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Community Center, 214 East Blackhawk Avenue, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

    June 18, 2014 - Winona, Minnesota from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Winona Historical Society, 160 Jackson Street, Winona, MN 55987

    June 19, 2014 - Onalaska, Wisconsin from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Refuge Visitor Center, N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI 54650.


Last Updated: Jan 09, 2014
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