The IWRA encourages all to participate in the Project S.N.A.P. Mosaic Mural program. The project is designed to educate participants and their families about the importance of environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation by raising awareness of the important role the Detroit River IWR plays in protecting the area's land, water, and wildlife. The mosaic mural will be located in the Visitor Center and will serve as a lasting legacy of the experience that participants had during the program. For more details, visit our "What's New" page.
The Blue Goose Bus Fund offers an allowance for school groups to offset the cost of bus transportation to the Refuge. For more information, visit our "What's New" page.
It is our priority to consistently provide a quality conservation and outdoor recreational experience at the Refuge Gateway and Humbug Marsh Unit and the endowment will manifest our commitment to making this a priority.Considerable funds are needed to operate, maintain, and program the Visitor Center, boat dock and Fishing Pier, trails, environmental education shelter, etc. with quality. This endowment also helps protect our initial investment (land acquisition, restoration work, the Visitor Center building) and ensures a long-term mechanism to operate, maintain, and program these facilities and habitats with quality. In addition, the endowment will help operate, maintain, and program other units of the Refuge.