Eagle viewing trips now available


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 9:41 am
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Press release submitted by Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge


Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge (SUMRR) will be hosting several bald eagle viewing trips on each Friday starting on January 11 through March 1st. We will leave the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center promptly at 8:00 a.m. and travel to various locations along the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge returning by noon. There is no fee, but seating is limited so reserve your space today. You may register by sending an email to info@sumriver.org or call the center at 815-273-2732. The Center is located at 7071 Riverview Rd, Thomson, IL 61285.

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is the most visited refuge in the United States. The refuge extends 261 miles along the Upper Mississippi River from Wabasha, MN. to Rock Island, IL. protecting and preserving habitat for migratory birds, fish, and a variety of other wildlife.

















 



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