• Prairie Fun Day

    Prairie Fun Day

    Attend Prairie Fun Day July 21st 10 am to 2 pm. MANY fun activities planned at the education building at Hamden Slough Refuge.

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  • Festival Birds

    Festival of Birds

    Join us for the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds May 18-21, 2017. Birdwatching tours, workshops, presentations and more!

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  • Refuge Gallery

    Field Notes

    See the latest activities, events, and conservation work of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    Field Notes

  • Hamden cover

    25 Years of Conservation

    Hamden Slough NWR 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Environmental Education Center on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10AM to 1:30PM

    Hamden 25th Poster

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.

Learn more about the NWRS