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    Open House

    Sept. 23-25, 2016 is Open House Weekend at the refuge. There will be activities for all as we open the entire refuge.

    Explore the Refuge

  • Trails Closed signs by  Leblanc

    Temporary Trail Closures

    Check out trail closure dates for the 2015 Hunting Season. Green Point and Germania Trails remain open as non-hunting areas.

    Wildlife Drive and Other Trail Temporarily Closures

  • Open House Kim LeBlanc

    Leftover Permits at Vendors Sept. 8th

    The application period had closed. Leftover permits will become available Sept. 8th. See Leftover Permit Information to learn more.

    Leftover Permit Information

  • Reflections by Jeff Novess

    Vote: 2016 Cell Phone Photo Contest

    You are invited to participate in Shiawassee NWRs Cell Phone Photography Contest. Show us your cell phone photography skills!

    2016 Cell Phone Photography Contest


    Wild Goose Chase 2016

    This 5K run/walk event features the best of both worlds with both road and natural trails that venture through the Refuge.

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Michigan Junior Duck Stamp

Michigan 2016 Junior Duck Stamp Program & Contest

MI BOS 2016

The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Program blends science curriculum and art to create a pattern in youth that leans toward conservation thinking. The Michigan JDS contest portion is free to enter. Each year thousands of students participate in their state’s program nationwide.

Contest Info and Previous Winners

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: Sep 20, 2016
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