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    Haying Bids for La Crosse District 2020

    August 5, 2020

    The La Crosse District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is considering interest in reed canary grass hay harvest on approximately 82 acres in two designated areas on the Refuge. 

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442464520
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    Flowering Rush Invasive Species

    July 22, 2020

    Have you seen a new, pink flower growing on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge)?  Flowering rush is a plant native to Eurasia but is invasive in North America. Blooms start in mid-June and continue into late summer. It can crowd out native vegetation, which provides better food and habitat for wildlife. 

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442464283
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    Haying Bids For Savanna District

    July 20, 2020

    The Savanna District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is considering interest in grass hay harvest on approximately 147 acres on a designated area on the Refuge. 

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442464231
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    No Fireworks Allowed on Refuge

    June 25, 2020

    Fireworks are not allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge due to their disturbance to wildlife and the litter they leave behind.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442463814
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    Offices Moving in Winona on Upper Miss Refuge

    March 30, 2020

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) offices currently located at 51 East 4th Street in Winona, MN are relocating. Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 they will be located at 102 Walnut Street in Winona.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442461329
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    Aldo Leopold Day 2020

    March 3, 2020

    The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will honor the life and work of conservationist, Aldo Leopold on Saturday, March 7, at the Visitor Center on Brice Prairie. This fun and educational event is FREE to the public.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442460353
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    2020 YCC Applications

    February 27, 2020

    The Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be hiring four students this summer to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. The YCC program will begin Monday, June 22 and end Friday, August 14, 2020.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442460274
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    Kids Ice Fishing Day 2020

    January 7, 2020

    Winona, Minn. – The annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Event co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the McNally Boat Landing on Prairie Island Drive, Winona, MN.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442459407

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