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    Internships Available

    Applications are being accepted for a fun & educational summer at the refuge. Apply with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa.

    2017 Summer Internships

  • RL Resto Area - Before

    Louisville Swamp Oak Savanna Restoration

    Temporary trail closures may occur. Signs will be posted during work hours.

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  • Phenology Art Contest

    Calling all high school artists!

    Refuge Friends Inc is hosting a phenology art contest. If you enjoy painting/designing & you find inspiration from nature, submit an entry!

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  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass

    America the Beautiful Passes

    Annual, Military Annual, Senior, Access and Every Kid in a Park Passes are available 9-4, Tuesday-Saturday at the Bloomington Visitor Center

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  • Monarch Butterflies at a Sanctuary in Mexico

    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

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.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2017
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