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  • Bat Week Activity Day!

    Join us for fun activities and learn about bats! Build a bat house, bat arts and crafts, bat games, presentations, and bat face painting.

    Bat Week Flyer 10.29.2016

  • Flooding Causes Closures

    Recent flooding along the Minnesota River has led to many trail closures. Please view our alerts section for more information.

  • Monarch Butterflies at a Sanctuary in Mexico

    Bienvenida Mariposas Monarca

    Monarch butterflies are arriving in Mexico and settling into their winter homes at places like El Rosario and Chincua Butterfly Sanctuaries.

    Learn more about their journey.

  • Compatibility Determination for Review

    The refuge is seeking public comment from October 17 - 30 on a Compatibility Determination (CD) for Non-motorized Recreational Trail Use.

    Click here to review the CD

  • Old Cedar Avenue

    The trail head and the parking lot at Old Cedar Avenue will open on Friday, October 14th.

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: Oct 21, 2016
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