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The 2014 Calendar of Events for the International Wildlife Refuge is now online. Check the dates for an event...

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The 2013 Annual Report is now available to be viewed and downloaded online.

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IWRA Board Secretary, Roberta Urbani, presents the winner of the Great Lakes Freighter Adventure raffle...

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Upcoming Events

Sundays (From June through October)   1pm - 4pm  
Gibraltar Bay Unit Open House

Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy
(entrance on East River Road, half mile south of Groh Road in Grosse Ile, MI)


Paddle on the Detroit River
August 9, Saturday | 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00 pm
Begins at Lake Erie Metropark
Explore the DRIWR ecology, culture and
history from a kayak!
Registration is required: email

Humbug Marsh Open House
August 17, Sunday
1:00-4:00 pm
Humbug Marsh Unit
Special guest! Hear stories from the Wyandot
of Anderdon Nation, who have called the
Detroit River waterfront home for centuries.


Annual Hawkfest Weekend
September 20 &
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Erie Metropark. Brownstown Township
A two-day celebration of the annual fall migration
of birds of prey.

67th Point Mouillee Waterfowl
September 20 &
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, Brownstown. Enjoy a
Michigan tradition!


October 3, Friday
Humbug Marsh Unit with Humbug Marsha and friends showing the amazing side of a spider’s life!


Owl Prowl Night Hike
November 8, Saturday 7:30 pm
- 10:00 pm
Humbug Marsh Unit with Humbug Marsha
Registration is required: email


Happy 13th Birthday, DRIWR!


Eagle Tour
January 31, Saturday

In partnership with DTE Energy’s Monroe Power Plant and featuring Humbug Marsha. Registration opens Thanksgiving Day: email


IWRA Nature Store Kickoff Fundraiser!
Celebrate the fall harvest and get a sneak peek of what’s in ‘store’ in the new Visitor Center.

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