Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge


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Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Address:9311 Groh Rd
Grosse Ile, MI 48138

Phone:734-692-7608
Fax:734-695-7603
Web: midwest.fws.gov/DetroitRiver
Established: 2001.
Location:Lower Detroit River in Michigan and Canada.
Facilities:Undeveloped; refuge is in planning and remediation stages.
Activities:Boating, bird watching, hunting, fishing, interpretation.
Special Features:North America's first international wildlife refuge seeks to restore lands that were once one of the most significant migratory staging areas for diving ducks. In the past 100 years, discharges from the steel and chemical industry and municipal sewage effluent, along with the effects of large, deep-draft vessels, have degraded the lower Detroit River ecosystem. Only a remnant of the once vast numbers of migratory waterfowl can be seen today.
Habitats: 4,211 acres of islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and riverfront lands along 18 miles of the Lower Detroit River.
Access: Not yet open to the public.
Wild life: 29 species of migratory waterfowl and 300 other types of migratory birds. Also 65 species of fish.

See other parks in Michigan.
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In acknowledgment of this significant donation by Ford and ACH, we are naming this area the Ford Marsh Unit," said John Hartig, refuge manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge incorporates more than 5,700 acres along a 48-mile stretch of shoreline on the lower Detroit River and western Lake Erie.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge focuses its efforts on 30 species of waterfowl, 117 kinds of fish and 300 species of migratory birds.
The cooperative management agreement announced today for the Lady of the Lakes property allows the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and U.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge covers 48 miles of shoreline along the western basin of Lake Erie and lower Detroit River.
John Hartig, of Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, +1-734-692-7608
The management agreement expands the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge to more than 2,100 acres along a 48 mile stretch of shoreline on the lower Detroit River and Lake Erie.
I am exceedingly pleased to welcome the Automotive Components Holdings Monroe site to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge," said Michigan Congressman John Dingell, who authored the act establishing the refuge.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge brings a significant conservation effort to a major urban doorstep, providing an exceptional outdoor experience to more than five million people and helping develop the next generation of environmental guardians.
This generous grant lays the foundation upon which a permanent community gateway into the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge will rise.
A detailed map and additional information about the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge are available at http://www.

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