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The WILDSIDE
A newsletter for the supporters of the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance
and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.
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2021


The WILDSIDE, summer 2021 cover

Summer

The Refuge Gateway is now open seven days a week, programs have returned, and soon the John D. Dingell, Jr. Visitor Center will be open to welcome you to the Refuge! Meet new Refuge staff, learn about the new kayak launch, and read about how the fishing pier is a bit hit with anglers. Learn more by reading our latest issue.



2020

THE WILDSIDE 2020 year-end edition cover Year End Edition

It's official - the Refuge Gateway is now open! Learn about access to the fishing pier and the trails at Humbug Marsh. Read about upcoming volunteer opportunities, how research on the Refuge continued despite the pandemic, and the Agents of Discovery app for kids of all ages. This and much more inside!




THE WILDSIDE Spring 2020 edition coverSpring

In this issue, read special messages from IWRA Executive Director Joann Van Aken and DRIWR Refuge Administrator Susan White. There's a photo montage about the rise of the Refuge Gateway, and a recap of the Detroit Hawk Watch's observations of the fall migration. Click the image to read it all!



2019


THE WILDSIDE Summer 2019 edition coverSummer

In this issue, read about Alliance Chair Richard Micka's visit to Washington, D.C., a recap of the Annual Benefit Dinner and the Friends of the Refuge awards for 2018, and about bald eagle banding on the Refuge. There's a memoriam to Rep. John D. Dingell, Jr., and a recognition of this summer's interns. Click the image to read it all!



2018


THE WILDSIDE Fall 2018 edition coverFall

In this issue, read about the new Refuge Manager, Susan White, the new Refuge biologist, Jessie Fletcher, and the new invasive species technicians, Alexa Blankenship and Jessica Fransted. There's a wrap-up of the Annual Benefit Dinner, and a primer about the Detroit River Hawk Watch. And there's much more inside!



THE WILDSIDE Spring 2018 edition coverSpring

In this issue, read messages from departing Refuge Manager John Hartig and from acting Refuge Manager Steve Dushane. There's also an edition of "Jody's Notes" and a calendar of events. Learn about the first year of the pilot Partner Teacher Program and the continuing efforts of the conservation weed management program. Find this and more inside!
2017

THE WILDSIDE Fall 2017 edition coverFall

In this issue, read about the hard work of volunteer groups to improve trails at Humbug Marsh and about the growing partnership with students at Ralph J. Bunche Academy. Revisit the Annual Benefit Dinner and learn more about the John D. Dingell Friend of the Refuge Awards.




THE WILDSIDE Winter 2017 edition coverWinter

In this issue, read about the dedication of the Visitor Center to former US Representative John D. Dingell. Learn about ongoing stewardship efforts across the Refuge and how wetland restoration affects the balance of ecosystem services. Meet Urban Outreach Ally Mariam Salmassi and SCA Intern Shannon Nelson. Plus much more!
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