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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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    Welcome Home!

    Monarch butterflies are returning to our region in search of milkweed to lay their eggs on. Keep a sharp eye out and you might just see one!

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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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    Grassy Island Updates

    Stay informed and discover the important work being done to protect and remediate important trust resources like Grassy Island.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT DRIWR

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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

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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: Jun 29, 2015
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