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USDA to host flood recovery assistance meetings

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Missouri state partner agencies are holding four public meetings, July 23, 24, 25 and August 13th to discuss flood recovery assistance available for agricultural producers. The meetings will take place: Tuesday, July 23, 1:30-4:15 p.m. at the URSA Farmers Coop, 307 Elm Street, Canton. Wednesday, July 24, 9:00-11:45 a.m. […]

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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge closes due to flood damage

During the recent flood events on the Grand River, Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge has received substantial damages to the visitor facilities and other infrastructure.  Until further notice, Swan Lake NWR will be closed to the public, with the exception of the Taylor Point Access.  Visitors can access the north end of Silver Lake for […]

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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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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 […]