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    Mussels of the Refuge

    Refuge staff monitor the population and species compositions of the freshwater mussels of the Marais des Cygnes River.

  • Eastern bluebirds have established breeding populations on the Refuge.

    Migratory birds

    Eastern bluebirds have established a breeding population on the Refuge.

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    Meads milkweed

    Marais des Cygnes serves an important role to the federally-threatened Mead's milkweed.

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    Come Visit!

    Refuge named one of the Top Ecotourism Sites in the Great Plains

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    Let's GO Outside Event 2015

    The Refuge is holding its annual refuge event on September 26, 2015

    Let's Go Outside 2015!

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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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015
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