May Friends Meeting and Upcoming Events

Project COMPASS Fishing Events – Volunteers needed for Wednesday, May 29th at the Huff Street dock and Wednesday, June 12th at the Hiawatha Valley Marine Shelter on West Lake Winona. Both events are from 5 pm to 6:15 pm. Please RSVP to Stephanie ([email protected] or 608-769-4408). Friends Meeting – We are happy to be hosting the next…

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April Friends Meeting

Our upcoming Friends of Refuge Headwaters meeting is this Thursday, April 25th beginning at 4:15 pm in the Refuge Office (102 Walnut Street, Suite 205, Winona). Join us to learn more or to become a participant in planning upcoming events and activities on the refuge. Click here for upcoming meeting agenda.

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March Friends Meeting

We are happy to be hosting the next Friends regular monthly meeting next Thursday, March 21st beginning at 4:15 pm in the Refuge Office (102 Walnut Street, Suite 205, Winona). Join us to learn more or to become a participant in planning upcoming events and activities on the refuge. The upcoming meeting agenda is a…

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February Friends Meeting

We are happy to be hosting the next Friends regular monthly meeting this Thursday, February 22nd beginning at 4:15 pm in the Refuge Office (102 Walnut Street, Suite 205, Winona). Join us to learn more or to become a participant in planning upcoming events and activities on the refuge. Click here for the upcoming meeting…

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January Friends Meeting

The next Friends regular monthly meeting is on Thursday, January 25th beginning at 4:30 pm in the Refuge Office (102 Walnut Street, Suite 205, Winona). *Note that the time has been moved 15 minutes later. Join us to learn more or to become a participant in planning upcoming events and activities on the refuge. Click for the meeting…

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Kid’s Ice Fishing Event – Volunteers Needed

The Refuge and the Friends of Refuge Headwaters will be hosting our Kid’s Annual Ice Fishing event again this year and we are looking for volunteers to help with the event. This is a fun event that is scheduled for Saturday, January 27th from 10 am to 12 pm (volunteers arrive at 9:15-9:30 am) at McNally…

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2023-2024 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Winners in four categories were chosen by judges in the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters’ Centennial Photo Contest. Submitted photos were taken on Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. There were 57 incredible entries from 22 photographers making judging a challenging task. The top three places in each category will receive cash prizes.…

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Refuge Naturalists to Staff Brownsville Overlook

Because the Friends are not sponsoring a guided Swan Watch this year, this may be of interest to those who want to learn more about the migration:   Come enjoy the fall migration! As the seasons turn colder, thousands of swans, ducks and other water birds move through the refuge, finding a place to rest,…

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October Friends Meeting

The next Friends regular monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26th beginning at 4:15 pm in the Refuge Office (102 Walnut Street, Suite 205, Winona). Join us to learn more or to become a participant in planning upcoming events and activities on the refuge. Click for the meeting agenda. Reminder: Friends of the…

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Upcoming Activities and Volunteer Opportunities

October 19th, Thursday – Bike/Hike in Trempealeau’s Wildlife Refuge, meet at the entrance parking lot across from the Hillside Fish House, 1-3 p.m. with Steve Winter. **Contact Steve at [email protected] as soon as possible, if interested. October 23rd, Monday – Trash Pickup on Prairie Island’s Dike Road, meet in the McNally Landing parking lot, 9 am –…

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