Nature Program: Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge @ Belle Isle Nature Center, 176 Lakeside Dr, Detroit, MI 48207, Detroit [7 December]

Nature Program: Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge


294
07
December
19:00 - 20:30

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Belle Isle Nature Center, 176 Lakeside Dr, Detroit, MI 48207
Join us for our free monthly Nature Program: «The Naturalist in us all; with an overview of what is coming at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge»

Our speaker will be Jennifer Braatz, the Education Ranger at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (the first international Wildlife Refuge in the world). She has worked at Detroit River IWR for 3 years where she loves learning the language of the southeast Michigan forests, rivers, marshes and prairies.

Come learn about this gem on the Detroit River and on Lake Erie, almost to the Ohio border, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the history and some future plans for this special place!

In 2001, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was established as a result of binational efforts from politicians, conservation leaders, conservation organizatios (including Detroit Audubon), and local communities to build a sustainable future for the Detroit River and western Lake Erie ecosystems. Because of this collaboration, international status was given to the refuge, making it the first of its kind in North America. The refuge consists of nearly 6,000 acres of unique habitat, including islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands within an authorized boundary extending along 48 miles of shoreline.

This event is co-sponsored by the Belle Isle Nature Center, which is operated by the Detroit Zoo.

For more information: fws.gov/refuge/Detroit_River/about.html

To RSVP: Please fill out this form: goo.gl/forms/28VgovCT0MblWX8k2 or please kindly email [email protected]
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