Refuge Shutdown

The Upper Mississippi River National Fish and Wildlife Refuge has become a victim of the federal government shutdown.

Winona District Manager Mary Stefanski says the facility is closed to the public and all public activities have been cancelled.

Shefanski said, in a news release, only limited functions will continue, such as those necessary to respond to emergencies, perform essential functions, and to protect human life and property.
Shefanski also says public access to service properties on the refuge will be prohibited and fish and wildlife management activities and all public programs will be cancelled.
The 261-mile refuge extends from Wabasha to Rock Island, Illinois, and covers 240,000 acres.....


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Locations : IllinoisRock Island
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