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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:                                 Ed Lagace (507) 494-6236
    January 14, 2015                                                           Park Ranger

    ICE FISHING FOR KIDS

    Winona, Minn. – The annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Event co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the McNally Boat Landing on Prairie Island Drive, Winona, MN.
    Kids ice fishing event 2015
    Winter Programs

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           Contact: Katie Julian
    December 18, 2014                                                                    (608) 779-2391


    Winter Programs at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge Visitor Center, La Crosse District.   During the months of January, February, and March, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will host nature programs for family audiences on the first Saturday of the month and for older children and adults on the third Saturday.

    Registration is open for the 2015 Jr. Stewards Program
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: Pam Steinhaus (815) 273-2732
    December 22, 2014                                                                  Visitor Service Manager


    Registration is open for the 2015 Jr. Stewards Program
    If you would like more detailed information and downloada registration form, please visit the Jr. Steward’s page at www.stewardsumrr.org or you can contact the refuge office at 815-273-2732, ext. 116. Space is limited so don’t wait too long.
    Bald Eagle Watching Tours
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Contact: Pam Steinhaus (815) 273-2732
    December 22, 2014                                                             Visitor Service Manager

    Bald Eagle Watching Trips

    One of the Refuge Friends groups, Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge (SUMRR), will be hosting Bald Eagle viewing trips each Saturday starting on January 17 through March 7th.
    Trips will leave from the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center in Thomson, Illinois promptly at 2:00 p.m. and travel to various locations along the Upper Mississippi River National
    Wildlife and Fish Refuge returning by 5:00 p.m.
    Revenue Sharing Payments La Crosse District

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          Contact: Jim Nissen (608) 779-2385 
    December 18, 2014                                   Kendra Niemec (608) 779-2386

    U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ISSUES REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS

     
    Under the provisions of the Refuge Revenue Sharing Act, payments totaling $66,497
    were transferred to the City of La Crosse, City of Onalaska, four towns in 
    La Crosse County, Wisc., and Houston County, Minn. by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
    Service.
    Revenue Sharing Payments

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact:   Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229

     

    December 16, 2014

        Under the provisions of the Refuge Revenue Sharing Act, payments totaling $168,495 were made in June to counties, cities and townships in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois for lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and managed as part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014
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