Welcome from the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters

Volunteer Opportunity with Michelle Turton – 8-23

Wildlife Biologist Michelle Turton is looking for volunteers to come out this Thursday, August 23rd to assist in a non-lethal rusty-patched bumble bee survey at Wabasha Prairie. Meet time is at 8:00am at the Winona District office and we will return to the office by 2:00pm.  Volunteer responsibilities will include netting and transferring bumble bees to…

Paddle the Backwaters with Ranger Ed

You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Winona, MN. Join fellow paddlers as they travel around the City of Winona’s Aghaming Park on Friday, August 24, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and returning by 8:00 p.m. The…

Paddle the Chippewa River with Ranger Ed

You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed Lagace for a free paddle on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The trip will begin on the Chippewa River and return through the Nelson-Trevino Bottoms of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge). Because of river current, this trip is…

Volunteer Opportunity from Michelle Turton

Wildlife Biologist Michelle Turton is looking for volunteers to come out this Friday, July 13th to assist in a non-lethal rusty-patched bumble bee survey at Wabasha Prairie. Meet time is at 8:00am at the Winona District office and we will return to the office by 2:00pm. Volunteer responsibilities will include netting and transferring bumblebee to containers,…

Leave No Trace Camping Workshop

Friends and Volunteers, you are invited to join us at the Winona History Center from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13 for a free one-hour Leave No Trace Camping Workshop.  The workshop will provide tips and insight to camping on beaches and islands in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge)…

Volunteers Needed for “The Great Mississippi River Cleanup”

As part of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics – Hot Spot week on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge), a river cleanup will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers should meet at Beach Park which is located at the end…

Volunteer Opportunity from Refuge Biologist Michelle Turton

Wildlife Biologist Michelle Turton is looking for volunteers to come out this Thursday, June 21st to assist in a non-lethal rusty-patched bumble bee survey at Wabasha Prairie. Meet time is at 8:00am at the Winona District office and we will return to the office by 2:00pm. Volunteer responsibilities will include netting and transferring bumblebee to containers,…

Authority of the Resource/Effective Communication of Leave No Trace (ART) Training

Refuge Friends and Volunteers, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) has been selected to participate in the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics – Hot Spot Program. The Hot Spot Program is in its 7th year of raising community awareness and developing solutions and preventive measures to popular natural areas…

Paddle Event with Ranger Ed – June 30

You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a family-friendly paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Kellogg, MN.  Join fellow paddlers as they travel around the Weaver Bottoms on Saturday, June 30, 2018.  The trip will leave the Halfmoon Landing at 5:30 p.m. and return by 8:00…

Refuge Selected for Hot Spot Program

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) has been selected to participate in the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics – Hot Spot Program. The Hot Spot Program is in its 7th year of raising community awareness and bringing solutions and preventive measures to popular natural areas around the country facing…

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