Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Address:3815 E 80th St
Bloomington, MN 55425

Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley
Established: 1976.
Location:A corridor along the Minnesota River, from Fort Snelling State Park (near downtown Minneapolis) southwest to Jordan, Minnesota.
Facilities:Visitor center, auditorium, observation platform, trails, historic features.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, educational programs.
Special Features:Urban-area refuge is home to about 50 mammals, 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, and more than 200 species of birds.
Habitats: 14,000 acres of riverine wetlands, fens, seeps, floodplain forests, oak svannas, forest, native grasslands.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Owls, mallards, heron, egret, geese, American coots, doves, coyotes, badgers, and white-tailed deer.

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Through this action MAC has recognized their role as a responsible resident of the watershed and have shown a willingness to take responsibility to insure that their is no net loss of educational and recreational opportunity at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Percy chose the outdoor classroom site at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge out of love for her young niece and because Percy recognizes the importance of environmental education for children.

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