Today’s Events

MRVAC Programs

January 26, 7:00 pm: Fledgling Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration by Jennifer Vieth, Carpenter Nature Center

February 23, 7:00 pm: The Elegance of our Tallest Birds: Cranes, Herons & Egrets by by Stan Tekiela, NatureSmart

Upcoming Events

2011 Holiday Auction

Where: Our annual fundraising auction will be held at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center: 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington.

When: Thursday November 17, 2011 at 6:00-9:00 pm.

  • 6:00 pm Drop off auction donations, check out the other items and enjoy refreshments.
  • 7:00 – 8:20 pm Live auction with Sharon Stiteler (The Bird Chick) as our auctioneer. 
  • 8:20 – 8:55 pm check out and clean up.

Why: Raise money for the Refuge and other environmental education projects.

Who: You and your friends. Please come to the Auction and buy something. We will have items in every price range. If you can donate something to sell, wonderful!

Get some of your holiday shopping done, have fun and raise money to support a variety of environmental education projects. Here are some examples of items you will find at the auction:

Come and bid often, bid high and have fun doing it for our environmental education program!

If you can donate auction items or provide refreshments, thank you!!

  1. Make plans to drop off your contribution ahead of time. This will help us set up quickly on Thursday evening. Coordinate with Anne: 952-936-0811(h),
  2. Please let Jan Carlson know if you can bring some snacks. 952.858.8604 or
  3. If you need to bring your items on Thursday evening, please make every effort to deliver them between 5:30 and 6:30 people can preview your items before the bidding starts.