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    Grassy Island Update 2016

    Read about the 2016 Grassy Island Update.

    Grassy Island Update 2016

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    Winter's Rest

    The monarchs that originated in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. migrate to Mexico. In winter month they can be found on one of 12 mountains.

    Winter Roosts

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    2015 Annual Report

    Check out the 2015 Annual Report for the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America!

    2015 Annual Report

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    Byways to Flyways

    Habitat and wildlife found along the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie offer world class opportunities for birding enthusiasts!

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Detroit River IWR is nearly 6,000 acres of islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shorelines. Find out more about the units that make up the nation's ONLY international wildlife refuge.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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Page Photo Credits — View from the Refuge Gateway © Jerry Jourdan, Wildlife Sculpture at Refuge Gateway © DTE Energy, Youth Duck Hunters © Joe Robison, Michigan, DNR
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2017
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