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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

From their webpage:


Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, one of over 540 National Wildlife Refuges across the country, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing wildlife habitat, protecting migratory birds, and providing opportunities for wildlife-oriented recreation and nature study for Saginaw and surrounding communities.


Refuge Fact Sheet


Download Refuge Brochure (PDF file - 333 KB)


The refuge spans 9,501 acres of bottomland-hardwood forests, rivers, marshes, managed pools, fields and croplands. It lies just south of the City of Saginaw. Located in the MIssissippi Flyway, the Refuge hosts over 270 species of birds each year. Thousands of ducks, geese and other waterfowl stop to refuel at the Refuge during the spring and fall migration. The American Birding Association designated the Refuge a "U.S. Important Bird Area" because of the southern James Bay Canada geese that use the Refuge. Thousands of people visit the refuge each year to enjoy its diverse wildlife and habitats,


The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge was established on October 21, 1953 and is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


For more information contact:

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

6975 Mower Road

Saginaw, MI 48601


Phone: 989-777-5930

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Taken on March 23, 2008