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    Right of Way CD

    September 13, 2018

    A Compatibility Determination (CD) which evaluates the establishment of a 75-foot-wide Right of Way (ROW) for an existing Northern States Power Company Wisconsin 69-kV power line is available for public comment from September 12 through September 26, 2018


    Get Hooked on Fishing - Kid's Fishing Day September 8

    August 10, 2018

    Local area youth, ages 5-12, are encouraged to pre-register now for Kids Fishing Day at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.  A youth fishing clinic will be held at Frog Pond on September 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


    Paddling Event with Ranger Ed

    August 10, 2018

    Paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Winona, MN with Refuge Ranger Lagace. Join fellow paddlers as we travel around the City of Winona’s Aghaming Park on Friday, August 24, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and returning by 8:00 p.m.


    Paddle the Chippewa River

    July 20, 2018

    You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed Lagace for a free paddle on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


    Lost Mound Deer Hunt Applications Available July 2

    July 5, 2018

    Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has announced the 2018 applications for the special deer hunt at Lost Mound are available. Two managed deer hunts, one for youth (ages 10-17) and one for adults with disabilities (18 and older), are conducted within designated Closed Areas of Lost Mound. The application period extends from July 2 – July 31 and is open to residents and non-residents. All applications will be entered into a random drawing for the 35 hunt sites on August 8 at 10:00AM, which will be held at the Refuge Office, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson IL. 


    Potter's Marsh Drawing - July 28

    July 5, 2018

    Drawing for Potter’s Marsh waterfowl hunting sites will be held on Saturday, July 28, at Manny’s Pizza, 211 Main Street, Savanna, Illinois. Applications will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with the drawing to be held at 1:00 p.m. A $10.00 application fee is required. You must apply in person and must be present at the drawing. When your ticket is drawn in the lottery, you will select your choice from the 49 available sites. A $100 non-refundable fee is charged for each applicant that receives a hunt site.


    No Fireworks Allowed on Refuge 2018

    June 25, 2018

    The 4th of July is just around the corner. If you are heading to the Mississippi River for a boating or camping trip, just a reminder – no fireworks are allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge due to their disturbance to wildlife and the litter they leave behind.


    Hot Spot River Cleanup

    June 25, 2018

    As part of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics – Hot Spot week on the Upper MississippiRiver National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge), a river cleanup will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m


    Paddle with a Ranger

    June 8, 2018

    You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a family-friendly paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Kellogg, MN.


    Peterson Landing Closed

    June 6, 2018

    The Peterson Lake Boat Landing located at 14366 North County Road 24, Wabasha, MN will be closed to entry beginning Monday, June 11 and continuing through Friday, June 15, 2018


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