Category Archives: Friends Event

Friends October Meeting

Friends and Volunteers, you are invited to participate in the next regular Friends meeting which will be held at the Refuge office, 102 Walnut Street, Suite 205 beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 28th. This will be the last meeting until January 2022!

The focus of this meeting will be to review three slide presentations of the Mertes’, McNally, and Verchota Landings before placing them on the web page. Click here for the full agenda.

 

Volunteers Needed and More Fun Stuff!

Friends and Volunteers, We are planning on receiving a shipment of 100 trees next week to plant at Halfmoon, Verchota, McNally, and Weaver Landings. We will work with the weather but hope to get them in the ground the week of October 18. These are larger trees that will come in containers so shovel/spade digging… Continue Reading

New Photo Contest and Other Opportunities

The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are again sponsoring a photo contest. Photos should be taken during the summer or fall time periods on either the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge or Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. Entry deadline is December 3, 2021, full details can be found in the attached brochure. Visit the… Continue Reading

Project COMPASS Fishing Event – Canceled

At the Friends monthly meeting last week, it was determined that the Project COMPASS fishing event scheduled for Sept 1 would be difficult to accomplish while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to assist, hopefully, we will be able to hold our ice fishing event this year, more to come on… Continue Reading

Friends of the Refuge Headwaters August Meeting

The next Friends of the Refuge Headwaters (FORH) meeting will be held at the Hiawatha Valley Marine Shelter located at 527 West Lake Street in Winona beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 26. We have lots to talk about including the upcoming Project COMPASS fishing event and new photo contest. The meeting shouldn’t last… Continue Reading

Friends of the Refuge Headwaters May Meeting

The next scheduled Friends meeting is Thursday, May 27 beginning at 4:15 p.m. at the Refuge office (102 Walnut Street, Suite 205). Click here for the agenda for the meeting. If you would like to attend virtually, please send an email to Friends President Wendy Schneider at wschneider1681@hotmail.com and she will link you in.  … Continue Reading

Winners Announced in Friends of the Refuge Headwaters 2020 Fall Photo Contest

Winners in four categories were chosen by judges in the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters’ (FORH) Fall on our Refuge Photo Contest. There were 46 entries in the contest with the top three places in each category receiving cash prizes.  Submitted photos were taken on Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge or Trempealeau… Continue Reading

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