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  • Temporary Avoidance Area Established

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rich King 563-873-3423
    September 8, 2014

    Temporary Avoidance Area Established

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) McGregor District Manager, Rich King, announced today that there will be a temporary avoidance area established around the Capoli Environmental Management Project (EMP) in Pool 9, Crawford County, Wisconsin.

    The Capoli Environmental Management Project involves construction of several islands. This project began in 2012 and continues to the present.

    Annual Swan Watch Bus Tour

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229
    August 29, 2014


    The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters will offer a bus tour to view the fall migration and changing colors of the
    Upper Mississippi River from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014.

    Participants will have the opportunity to view migrating tundra swans and other waterfowl up-close on the Upper
    Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

    The bus tour will leave from Winona, Minn., travel to the Weaver Bottoms area near Weaver, Minn., and then
    travel down-river to the Brownsville Overlook near Brownsville, Minn. Interpreters will be on-board to answer
    questions and binoculars, spotting scopes and brochures will be provided for the day.

    There is limited seating and reservations are required. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a box lunch.
    To make your reservation for the Swan Watch Bus Tour, contact Lisa Liddell, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30
    p.m., prior to November 7 at (507) 494-6238; please leave a message if she is unavailable when you call.


    September 3, 2014                              815-273-2732 ext 111

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting bids for the exclusive commercial
    fishing permit on Lost Mound Unit (formerly Savanna Army Depot), Upper Mississippi
    River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, located in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties,
    Illinois. The bid solicitation period extends from September 3-25, 2014.

    Sealed bids must be received by 4:00PM on September 25.


    Youth Fishing Clinic - Savanna, Illinois
    For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact Pam Steinhaus
    August 5, 2014                                                                                 815-273-2732

    Youth Fishing Clinic - Get Hooked on Fishing - September 6, 2014

    Register your youth ages 5-12, for the Youth Fishing Clinic at the Upper
    Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refugeon September 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the day. The Refuge will provide fishing poles, bait, lessons and some good ‘ol fishing fun.

    Following an exciting day of fishing will be a “shore lunch”, hot dog cookout.

    Register by calling the refuge office at (815) 273-2732.
    Registration ends September 4 at 4 pm.

    Participants will meet at the Frog Pond parking lot, which is located 1.5 miles south of Savanna on Rt. 84. Look for the banners along the road.

    Listen to WCCI FM 100.3 for cancellation notice.
    Notice of Availability: Compatibility Determination, Commercial Recording
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact: Tim Yager (507) 494-6219
    July 29, 2014

    NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: The Compatibility Determination, Commercial Recording (photography, videography, filming, and audio recording), Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available for public comment from July 30 through August 13, 2014.

    Lost Mound Deer Hunt Applications Available (Savanna District)

    The refuge has announced the 2014 applications for the special deer hunt at Lost Mound within the Savanna District.  Two managed deer hunts, one for youth (ages 10-15) and one for adults with disabilities (16 years and older), are conducted within designated Closed Areas of Lost Mound Unit.   All hunters must be acco

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2014
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