Applications for the 2014 Annual Eagle Tour at the Monroe DTE Plant are NOW being accepted. Register today for your chance to participate!
Annual Eagle Tour at Monroe DTE Power Plant
Detroit River Hawk Watch
During the fall, hundreds of thousands of migrating hawks are systematically counted as they cross the lower Detroit River each year.
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Meet Monroe Spark!
Born on an osprey platform in the refuge's Strong Unit, Monroe Spark, is one of 3 osprey chicks to be tagged with a satellite transmitter.
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Discover Our WildSide!
Catch up on the latest news from Detroit River IWR with the most recent WildSide Newsletter!
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Volunteers at Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge play an important role in protecting our nation's precious resources.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT DRIWR
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. Discover Your Refuge
Volunteers at Detroit River IWR play an important role in protecting our nation's precious resources. Check out the list of available volunteer positions and start volunteering today! Get Involved Today
About the NWRS
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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- November 08, 2013
Join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, volunteers and dignitaries for the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the NEW Visitor Center at North America's only international wildlife refuge on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH at the Refuge Gateway & Humbug Marsh. Get the Details!
In September, trusted refuge partner, DTE Energy, worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to erect a 16 foot tall, steel, wildlife sculpture just north of Humbug Marsh at the Refuge Gateway site, home to the refuge's future visitor center. The sculpture, "an amazing piece of nature art," will welcome thousands of projected annual visitors to North America's only international wildlife refuge. Learn More
Something exciting is always happening at Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Check out our Wildside Newsletter and catch up on our latest news with Refuge Press Releases. Refuge Publications
Hunting opportunities are available on select units of the Refuge. For more information about Detroit River IWR's hunt program download the refuge hunt brochure.
Page Photo Credits View from the Refuge Gateway - © Jerry Jourdan, Monroe Spark © Jim Ridley, Wildlife Sculpture at Refuge Gateway © DTE Energy, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 03, 2013