Contact Us

Refuge Contact Information

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge 
5437 West Jefferson Ave,
Trenton, MI 48183
Main Office: (734) - 365 - 0219

John D. Dingell Jr. Visitor Center Hours:
Thursday - 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday - 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Want us to be open more often? Join us as a Front Desk Greeter and Nature Store Volunteer by emailing us at driwr_volunteer@fws.gov

The visitor center will be closed on all federal holidays.

Refuge Hours: 
The grounds around the facility are open for self-guided visitation seven days a week during daylight hours. The site is located at the above address. There are no trash cans on-site. Please pack all litter, including doggie "presents" out with you!

Check out the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Facebook page for refuge updates.

Other General Contacts

Dan Kennedy

Refuge Manager

Steve Dushane

Deputy Refuge Manager

Jessie Fletcher

Wildlife Biologist

Alexa Blankenship

Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area Biological Technician (IWRA Contractor)

Michala Burke

Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area Biological Technician (IWRA Contractor)

Jody DeMeyere

Visitor Services Manager

Aleigha Alexander

Park Ranger (Volunteer Coordinator)

Jazmyn Bernard

Park Ranger (Environmental Education)

Todd Weston

Park Ranger (Interpretation)

John Nicely

Maintenance Mechanic

Dave DeMeyere

Maintenance Technician (IWRA Staff)

Doug Briggs

Great Lakes East Patrol Captain (Law Enforcement)

Clay Hamilton

Ottawa NWR/DRIWR Federal Wildlife Officer

Joann Van Aken

Executive Director, International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA)

Nicole LaFleur

Nature Store Manager and Engagement Coordinator (IWRA Staff)

Location and Contact Information