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    January - March Program Schedule

    The January - March Public Program Schedule is now available. Download the pdf file here.

    January thru March 2017 Calendar

  • Artist-in-Residence

    Professional artists are invited to share their discipline while surrounded by nature. Email for an application.

    Artist-in-Residence Flyer

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Wetland Restoration

The Partners for Fish & Wildlife program works with private landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitat on their lands. We are leaders in voluntary, community-based stewardship for fish and wildlife conservation. The future of the nation’s fish and wildlife depends on private landowners – more than 90% of land in the Midwest is in private ownership. Providing more high quality habitat not only helps wildlife - by contributing to a healthy landscape, you create a conservation legacy to pass on to future generations. Partnerships are the key! To accomplish this work, we team up with private conservation organizations, state and federal agencies and tribes. Together, with the landowner, this collective shares funding, materials, equipment, labor and expertise to meet both the landowner’s restoration goals and our conservation mission.

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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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  • Cavity Nesting Birds Workshop

    calendar purple martinMarch 25, 2017

    If you’ve wondered…. “How can I help birds?” “How can I encourage birds to nest in my yard or at my school?” Attend this FREE event and discover……  Which birds nest in cavities  How to identify cavity nesting birds  What habitats are important  What equipment you’ll need  How to build a nest box  Where to place nest boxes  Where to get involved in monitoring  AND MUCH MORE! This workshop is designed for those hoping to assist in the conservation of cavity nesting birds. Workshop participants will discover the joy of backyard birding and learn best practices regarding providing cavity nesting birds with healthy nest options. Participants will leave with a goody bag and clear direction on how to be stewards for cavity nesting birds

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Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017
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