Today’s Events

  • March 30, 2015 – Bird Watching Trek at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
    8:00 am, Field Trip

MRVAC Programs

March 26: Birds of Texas from Laura’s Big Year by Laura Erickson, author & speaker

April 23: Non-Feathered Reptiles of Minnesota by John Moriarty, Senior Manager of Wildlife, Three Rivers Park District

  • ~ April 2, 2015. All Day Event. Field Trip: Ramsey County Birding Day
  • ~ April 5, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge
  • ~ April 11, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Rapids Lake Unit
  • ~ April 12, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge
  • ~ April 16, 2015. All Day Event. Road Trip: Central Minnesota Birding Days, April 16 & 17
  • ~ April 17, 2015. All Day Event. Road Trip: Food & Farms Weekend: April 17-19
  • ~ April 18, 2015. 9:00 am. Family Outing: Bird Banding Programs at Carver Park Reserve
  • ~ April 19, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Rapids Lake Unit
  • ~ April 19, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge
  • ~ April 25, 2015. All Day Event. Road Trip: Salt Lake Birding Weekend, 2015
  • ~ April 26, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge
  • ~ April 27, 2015. 6:30 pm. Workshop: Beginning Birding Class
  • ~ May 9, 2015. All Day Event. Field Trip: Wood Lake Nature Center Birdathon: May 9
  • ~ May 16, 2015. 9:00 am. Family Outing: Bird Banding Programs at Carver Park Reserve

Paddle with Ranger Judy - Color Cruise

Join Ranger Judy for a paddle-with-a-view on the Minnesota River. On these guided excursions we’ll explore the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge from the water and discover some of the best wildlife habitat and scenery around! Provide your own canoe or kayak, equipment, and PFD. Basic paddling skills are required.

To register contact Judy Geck at 952-858-0731 or Judy_Geck@fws.gov.

Saturday, September 22, 12 pm-4 pm
Put in at Thompson Ferry, Jordan. Take out at Riverside Park, Carver.

Saturday, September 22, 12 pm-4 pm
Put in at Sorenson Landing, Bloomington. Take out at Picnic Island, Fort Snelling State Park.

Photo Attribution: Je at uwo [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons