2019 Open House Weekend

September 27th-29th
Visitors Hiking

Come out and enjoy Open House Weekend September 27th-29th. 

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Saginaw, MI- The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting several events on our Open House Weekend which will be held September 27th – 29th.


Friday, September 27th   

Opportunities to Scout for Hunts: Hunting season is around the corner.  This is a perfect opportunity to access all of the refuge in search of the best hunting locations. Waterfowl hunters will want to check out the new scramble river zones and land zone. This is also an opportunity for deer hunters to scout prior to the upcoming reserved hunts. All closed areas are open for this weekend.

 Constructive Conversations (6 PM): Held at Green Point Environmental Learning Center at 6PM. This will be a "conservation themed" solution-based conversation. Bring your ideas about what you would like to see at your National Wildlife Refuge.

Saturday, September 28th  

BYOK (Bring Your Own Kayak) Meet-up (8AM): A 2-3 hour event coordinated by Friends of the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge.  You must RSVP your spot to participate by emailing the friends: friendsofshiawasseenwr@gmail.com


Volunteer Orientation (10 AM): Ever wondered how you could give back to your community? How about using your talents to do things you love? We would like to provide you with the opportunity to serve by volunteering here at the refuge. Learn how to make our volunteer program work for you. Service opportunity may be available on site following orientation (based on weather). Event will be held 10am at Green Point Environmental Learning Center (3010 Maple Street, Saginaw).


Sunday, September 29th

Birding on the Refuge Hike (8 AM): This hike will start from Houlihan Road Parking Lot.  Hike begins at 8AM led by Refuge Volunteer Jeff Sommer.  Bring guides, binoculars, bug repellent and water to either hike. 


Can’t make the orientation? Continue to help your refuge thrive by volunteering throughout the year at Shiawassee NWR. Contact Visitor Services Manager, Lionel D. Grant for more details by phone 989-759-1669 or email: Shiawassee@fws.gov. For more information and forms visit our Volunteer Page. 

Take full advantage of this annual Open House to go off trail and see the refuge from another perspective!     


Download 2019 Open House Flyer (PDF - 404 KB)


Have questions about Open House? Call (989)759-1669 or email us at shiawassee@fws.gov