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  • Long Meadow and Bluff Trail work starts

    The Long Meadow Lake Trail and Bluff Trail will be impacted by construction work this summer. See the link for more information.

    Trail Construction with map 2015

  • fire for rotator

    Prescribed Fire set for April 23

    Refuge staff, in conjunction with the Eden Prairie Fire Department, plan to conduct a prescribed burn near Flying Cloud Airport on April 23.

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  • Monarch Caterpillar

    Mmmmm, MIlkweed!

    Keep an eye out for emerging milkweed. This is the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat, so consider this while planning your garden!

    MIlkweed Seed Finder

  • Pipeline work starting on Bluff Trail

    The CenterPoint Energy Lyndale High Pressure Natural Gas line is being replaced this year. The Bluff Trail will be impacted.

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  • Youth at environmental education program at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    2015-2016 Teaching Practicum

    Are you interested in gaining experience teaching outdoors and in the classroom? Then our teaching practicum may be for you!

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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 — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015
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