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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!

    Welcome Home Monarchs

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    Birding Festivals- May 9

    Restore Habitat, Restore Birds: Low tech, all natural, bird watching experiences for all participants.

    Migratory Bird Day Events

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    Ribbon Cutting

    The dedication for the Lake Onalaska Overlook will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. near the overlook.

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    Harper's Slough Islands Project

    Construction has begun. The Islands are built using material dredged from the main channel and from within the Harper’s Slough backwaters.

    Harper's Slough Islands

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    Meandering Through Refuge History!

    The refuge was established in 1924 prior to construction of any locks and dams.

    History of the Refuge

LET'S GO OUTSIDE

Seeking Out Adventure

Seeking adventure

As migrating species move north, plenty of photography opportunities will come into view.

Visitor Activities

How to speak River Language

Learning River Language

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Pools, navigation channel, backwaters, side channels, sloughs, and fish the wingdams are words and phrases used to describe places on the river refuge.

Learning River Language

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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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About the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 04, 2015

Events

  • Bird Watching for Intermediates

    bobolinkMay 16, 2015

    Come join us for a walk in the floodplain forest and marshlands from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16th

    Birdwatching for Intermediates
  • Lake Onalaska Overlook Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    LakeOnalaskaOverlook150x119May 30, 2015

    The dedication for the Lake Onalaska Overlook will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. near the overlook.

    Lake Onalaska Overlook Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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