Ducks Unlimited Kerry Scott and Chris Daniel with MDC engineer at Schell Osage Conservation Area

Ducks Unlimited partners improve nearly 2,000 acres in Missouri for water quality and wildlife habitat

Ducks Unlimited and numerous partners invested more than $575,000 to protect, enhance or restore 1,926 acres of wetland and grassland habitat in Missouri in 2020, greatly improving water quality and wildlife habitat. The milestones in 2020 were achieved with field staff taking extra precautions and using creative solutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The acres […]

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Coordinator of Swan Lake Refuge bird count to speak at Grand River Audubon Society

The coordinator of the Grand River Christmas Bird Count will speak at the Grand River Audubon Society meeting next week. Social time will begin at the Litton Agri Science Center of Chillicothe Wednesday evening at 6:30. The meeting with Terry McNeely’s presentation on the upcoming bird count will start at 7 o’clock. Coordinator of the […]

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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to open for the season on Saturday, March 2nd

The gates at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will once again open to the public on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 6 AM.  The Refuge is closed annually from late October to the first Saturday of March to allow for undisturbed habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl.  Once spring arrives the place becomes a Refuge […]

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Presentation on wetland project to be held at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge Manager Steve Whitson will present a program to the Grand River Audubon Society next week on the refuge’s wetland project. The presentation will be at the Mildren Litton 4-H/FFA Community Center of Chillicothe the evening of October 10th at 6:30. Ducks Unlimited contributed the $870,000 being spent on the Swan […]

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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to offer Sparrow Identification Workshop

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner south of Sumner will host a two-day free Sparrow Identification Workshop next month. The workshop is open to the public and will include sparrow identification in classroom and field settings. Participants will meet at the Swan Lake Headquarters building October 19th at noon for classroom identification presentations, […]

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Tour of Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge to showcase Ducks Unlimited renovations set for August 18th

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks Unlimited will conduct a tour of the construction site at the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner. Refuge Manager Steve Whitson and Ducks Unlimited Engineer Ryan Conley will lead the project tour for the public and media to provide them an opportunity to see […]

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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge kicks off “First Fridays at the Refuge” tonight

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner will host its first “First Fridays at the Refuge” event of the year Friday night June 1, 2018. David Shuey of Carlisle, Pennsylvania will portray General John Pershing at the event from 5 o’clock to 8:30 and will discuss Pershing’s achievements and his connection to wildlife and […]

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Ducks Unlimited to begin major restoration at Swan Lake on June 1, 2018

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner reports Ducks Unlimited will begin a major habitat restoration project at the refuge Friday, June 1st. The refuge notes Ducks Unlimited secured a $1,000,000 grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to restore and enhance the refuge’s wetland habitat. The project was bid out to CC […]