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

Presentation: Wilderness in the Wetland

By Scott Sharkey.

Location: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center

Thursday, January 26, 2012

7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies

7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker

In December 1995, a Boy Scout troop, under the direction of refuge interpreter Ed Moyer, plugged a large drain tile on the Opus Marsh along the Minnesota River in Bloomington. A long neglected wetland was reborn. The program “Wilderness in a Wetland” is a photographic exploration of this unique 100 acre marsh over 15 years. The photographs and narrative document the remarkable recovery of this special wetland.

Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington. Take Hwy 494 to 34th Ave. Go south to American Blvd; turn left and go 2 blocks. Center will be on your right.

Public Transit: Accessible by Hiawatha Light Rail line, The Visitor Center is a couple of blocks from the American Blvd. stop.