Tree Planting Assistance Needed – Saturday, 11/10/18

Friends and Volunteers,

Through a partnership with Audubon, Forester Andy Beebe will be planting bare root trees (little trees) and tree seeds near the Weaver Landing on Saturday, Nov 10 starting at 9:00 a.m.. A few students from Winona State University are assisting but more hands will make it go much quicker. If you are available and would like to help, please contact Refuge Biologist Michelle Turton at michelle_turton@fws.gov or give her a call at 507-494-6234. Car pooling from Winona may also be an option if you don’t want to drive to Weaver. Dress for the weather, knee high rubber boots are recommended, and wear orange or safety yellow/lime as deer hunting season is taking place. 

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Honors Volunteers

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge (Refuge) Winona offices recently honored volunteers and their guests at a volunteer recognition event.  During 2018, over 100 volunteers contributed more than 1,200 hours of service representing nearly $28,000. Volunteer activities included assisting with the Refuge booth at community functions, biological surveys, youth fishing days, river… Continue Reading

Trapping Permits Available

Availability of Trapping Permits for the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Refuge special use permits and trap tags for the 2018-2019 furbearer trapping season on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be issued beginning October 9, 2018 at… Continue Reading

Annual Swan Watch Bus Tour

The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters will again offer a bus tour to view the fall migration and changing colors of the Upper Mississippi River from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to view migrating tundra swans and other waterfowl up-close on the Upper Mississippi River National… Continue Reading

Volunteer Opportunity with Michelle Turton – 8-30

Wildlife Biologist Michelle Turton is looking for volunteers to come out this Thursday, August 30th to assist in a non-lethal rusty-patched bumble bee survey at Wabasha Prairie. This will be the last bumble bee survey of the year. Meet time is at 8:00am at the Winona District office and we will return to the office by 1:00pm.  Volunteer responsibilities will… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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