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Refuge Open House, Oct. 17

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In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge will hold an open house at the refuge visitor center from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. 

Activities at the Open House include:

• 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Nature crafts and wildlife photography exhibit 

• 11 a.m. Citizen science presentation and wildflower seed collection 

• 12 p.m. Presentation with raptors by Tree House Wildlife Center at the Visitor Center 

• 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Canoeing with refuge rangers. No registration necessary. Canoe tours leave each half hour at Blooms Landing. All equipment will be provided. Children are welcome to paddle with an adult. 

The wildlife photography exhibit will highlight local professional and amateur photographers and will be on display at the refuge visitor center Oct. 13-17.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the refuge open house, call 618-883-2524 or email

Submitting Photos for the Wildlife Photography Exhibit  

All local photographers are invited to submit up to 2 original 8x10 photographs of wildlife and natural landscapes taken in Calhoun, Jersey or Greene counties.

Photos must be submitted with the photographer’s name, address, phone number, a photo caption including where the photo was taken and signed photography release form by noon Thursday, Oct. 8, to or mail to HC 82 Box 107, Brussels, IL 62013. Photos may be mounted or framed but it is not required. Please indicate when submitting if you would like the photographs returned.

Click here to download a photography release form or you may pick one up at the visitor center.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015
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