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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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2018


Spring

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

Fall

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.




Winter

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!
2016


Fall

In this issue, read about the ongoing construction of the Visitor Center, School Ship Dock and Fishing Pier, the work of the invasive species crew, the continued growth of the Refuge, and much more!




Summer

In this issue: Read about the 11th annual Benefit Dinner, progress at the Visitor Center, "Adventures of an Urban Refuge Intern," and much more!

Caption correction for photo accompanying "DTE Energy Monroe Power Plant Eagle Tour (Corporate Award)", p. 4: Brian Rice, John Kaufmann, Mathew Shackleford, Kristen LeForce, Andy Dobrzanski, Roberta Urbani, Jeff Hensley and Molly Luempert-Coy
2015



Fall

Read about how purchasing a Duck Stamp helps the National Wildlife Refuge System and how neonicotinoids are affecting pollinators. Don't miss the interview with Puddles the Blue Goose!





Summer

This issue features a wrap-up of the 10th Annual Benefit Dinner, a look at the birds of the Detroit River, and a welcome to the Refuge's new landscape designer.







Winter

Learn about this issue's cover bird, the cedar waxwing; meet new Refuge visitor services staff; and read a refuge stewardship update.
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2014


Fall

Inside: 2014 Kids Fishing Fest, Benefit Dinner Roundup, Upcoming Events ...and more!








Winter

Inside: Visitors Center Groundbreaking, Win a Great Lakes Freighter Trip, State of the Strait ... and more!

2013


Fall

Inside: 8th Annual benefit Dinner Highlights, Refuge Gateway, State of the Strait...and more!








Winter

Inside: State of the Strait,  Hunting in the Refuge, Refuge Gateway News, Calendar of Events...and more!
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