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    The Detroit Riverfront!

    The Detroit Riverfront is a special place for people AND wildlife to enjoy!

    Learn more about the Detroit Riverfront!

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    Missing the Monarchs?

    While many monarchs head to Mexico for the winter, others overwinter in Texas, California, or Florida.

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    2014 Annual Report

    Check out the 2014 Annual Report for the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America!

    Click here to read the 2014 Annual Report!

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    Refuges & The Next Generation

    The new NWR Vision document outlines a blueprint for 21st century conservation success.

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    Byways to Flyways

    Habitat and wildlife found along the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie offer world class opportunities for birding enthusiasts!

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Eagle Tour 2016

Eagle Tour 2016- Lottery Registration

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Time to register for the 2016 Eagle Tour Lottery! In partnership with DTE Energy and Sponsored by DTE Energy and the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance. Registering does NOT guarantee a spot on the tour. All winners will be notified by Friday January 8, 2016. If you have any questions please contact us at or by calling 734-362-7736

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Learn More About the Refuge...

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Detroit River IWR is nearly 6,000 acres of islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shorelines. Find out more about the units that make up the nation's ONLY international wildlife refuge.

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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 — View from the Refuge Gateway © Jerry Jourdan, Wildlife Sculpture at Refuge Gateway © DTE Energy, Youth Duck Hunters © Joe Robison, Michigan, DNR
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2015
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