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Refuge articles, press releases and announcements, ca. 2004-2009.

   

2009 Press Releases

 
December 2, 2009 – Refuge Gateway Wetland Restoration 
October 5, 2009 – National Wildlife Refuge Week  
September 29, 2009 – Osprey Nest in Wayne County 
September 22, 2009 – National Public Lands Day  
May 26, 2009 – Lake Sturgeon Have Arrived 
April 14, 2009 – Comcast Cares Day 
April 7, 209 –  Visitor Services Public Forum 
April 6, 2009 – Prescribed Burn at Humbug Marsh 
April 3, 2009 – Anna Vollick Joins Refuge Staff 
March 2, 2009 – State of the Strait Conference 
January 25, 2012 – Refuge Celebrates World Wetlands Day 

 

2008 Press Releases

   

November 8, 2008 – Belle Isle Common Tern Project
October 31, 2008 – Humbug Marsh Protected as a Place for Wildlife and Children
October 10, 2008 – Detroit River Sturgeon Restoration
October 6, 2008 – National Wildlife Refuge Week
September 22, 2008 – Monroe Power Plant Shoreline Restoration
September 19, 2008 – Refuge Patch Contest for Kids
September 19, 2008 – National Public Lands Day
September 12, 2008 – $250,000 for Land Acquisition in Monroe County
September 5, 2008 – Detroit River Hawk Watch
August 28, 2008 – Paddle By Your Refuge
August 19, 2008 – Bald Eagle Platform Constructed on Humbug Island
July 26, 2008 – Plum Creek Bay Added to Refuge
May 30, 2008 – Elizabeth Park Canal Shoreline Restoration
May 20, 2008 – Adventure in the Refuge
May 14, 2008 – State of the Strait Lecture to be Given at University of Toledo
April 19, 2008 – Fighting Island Sturgeon Spawning Reef
April 19, 2008 – Canada Takes Action to Restore Sturgeon
April 14, 2008 – Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 10th
March 25, 2008 – Lady of the Lake Property Added to Refuge
March 13, 2008 – Coming Home Presentation at Monroe County Community College
March 4, 2008 – Park Ranger Joins Refuge Staff
February 27, 2008 – Annual Benefit Dinner
February 1, 2008 – Coming Home Presentation
January 28, 2008 – Rebecca Sowder Awarded Fellowship 

   

2007 Press Releases

    
December 14, 2007 – Alliance elects New Chairperson 
December 4, 2007 – State of the Strait Report Released 
November 1, 2007 – Wildlife Provides Spectacular Show 
October 11, 2007 – National Wildlife Refuge Week 

October 8, 2007 – 65 Acres at Mouth of Swan Creek Are Added to Refuge
October 2, 2007 – Senator Levin Amendments would Transfer Unique Habitats at Former Nike Site on Grosse Ile Into Refuge
October 2, 2007 – Grassy Island Public Health Consultation Completed
September 18, 2007 – Fall Nature Programs Announced for Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
September 10, 2007 – Lower Detroit River and Lake Erie Metropark Designated Important Bird Areas
August 15, 2007 – Paddle by Your Refuge to be Held on Sept. 16, 2007 
August 6, 2007 – Detroit River Honored With First Historical Marker for the Michigan Conservation Trail
July 31, 2007 – Detroit Free Press Outdoor Writer to Speak on Key Great Lakes Issues that Affect Boaters
July 3, 2007 – Ducks Unlimited Raises $85,000 for Monroe Area Wetlands
June 28, 2007 – Bald Eagle Soars Off Endangered Species List
June 26, 2007 – Chevy Open Bass Tournament Comes to Detroit River on July 12-15, 2007 
June 22, 2007 – First Day to Buy 2007 Federal Duck Stamp at Bass Pro Shop in Auburn Hills, Michigan
June 18, 2007 – Black Lagoon Becomes Ellias Cove
May 21, 2007 – DTE Energy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Partnership to Restore Wetlands at Monroe Power Plant
May 16, 2007 – Congressman Dingell Announces U.S. – Canada Partnership to Build a Sturgeon Spawning Reef off Fighting Island
May 16, 2007 – Canadian Member of Parliament Watson Announces Canada – U.S. Partnership to Build a Sturgeon Spawning Reef off Fighting Island
May 12, 2007 – Dedication of Wildlife Observation Deck at Humbug Marsh and Release of U.S. – Canada Bird Driving Tour Map 
May 12, 2007 – Canada and U.S. Launch “Byways to Flyways” – an International Bird Driving Tour
May 1, 2007 – International wildlife Refuge Alliance Hires Executive Director
February 23, 2007 – Huron- Clinton Metropolitan Authority Partners with Detroit River International Wildlife refuge to Manage Unique Habitats
February 15, 2007 – Wayne County Parks to Unveil Schematic Plans for Refuge Gateway
February 14, 2007 – MDCH Seeks Public Comment on Grassy Island Health Consultation
January 26, 2007 – IWRA’s Paddle By Your Refuge Receives Statewide Award
January 19, 2007 – Deputy Interior Secretary Scarlett Announces Service Grants to Restore Coastal Wetlands in 14 States
January 8, 2007 – International Wildlife Refuge Alliance Seeks Executive Director 

  

2006 Press Releases

 
December 12, 2006 – Ornithologist Joins Refuge Staff 
October 26, 2006 – State of Strait Conference  
October 16, 2006 – Erie Marsh Added to Refuge 

September 11, 2006 – Next Grassy Island Forum Scheduled for Oct. 12th at Wyandotte Boat Club
September 11, 2006 – $20,000 Secured for Restoring a Natural Shoreline at the Kayak Landing Being Created Along the Elizabeth Park Canal
August 14, 2006 – Dingell Statement on Avian Influenza Found in Monroe County Swans
August 14, 2006 – $75,000 Secured for Humbug Marsh Greenway Trails
August 14, 2006 – 100,000 Secured for Public Education and Eco-Tourism Project Focused on Birds
August 3, 2006 – Eastern Michigan University Student Receives Fellowship to Work on Detroit River Wildlife Refuge
August 3, 2006 – Eastern Michigan University Student Awarded Metropolitan Affairs Coalition-Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Fellowship
July 11, 2006 – DNR Confirms Virus in Lake St. Clair Fish
May 19, 2006 – Lake Whitefish Returning to Detroit River to Spawn
March 28, 2006 – Kresge Foundation Awards Grant to Wayne County Parks for Green Design of Refuge Gateway
March 9, 2006 – Grassy Island Forum on March 9th at Wyandotte Boat Club
February 17, 2006 – Four Grants Totaling $118,000 Awarded to International Wildlife Refuge
January 17, 2006 – Gard Island Added to Refuge 

  

2005 Press Releases

  
December 28, 2005 – 2002 Oil Spill in the Rouge and Detroit Rivers
December 26, 2005 – International Wildlife Refuge Alliance Established
December 5, 2005 – BASF Corporation Receives Conservation Award 
November 16, 2005 – Black Lagoon Cleanup Complete
October 31, 2005 – Eagle Island Marsh Added to Refuge
October 24, 2005 – North America Wetlands Conservation Act Funding for Detroit River
October 18, 2005 – State of the Strait Report Released
October 11, 2005 – Dingell Secures Humbug Trail Money
August 23, 2005 – Detroit River Conservation Initiatives to be Recognized at White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation
August 18, 2005 – EPA Administrator Praises Detroit River Partnerships
June 30, 2005 – Comprehensive Conservation Plan
June 13, 2005 – DTE Energy Foundation to Help Build Refuge Gateway
May 23, 2005 – Shoreline Rehabilitation in River Rouge
April 15, 2005 – Wildflower Tour a Great Way to Learn About Refuge 
March 10, 2005 – Detroit Audubon Annual Conference  

 
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2012
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