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Volunteers Needed for “The Great Mississippi River Cleanup”


Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

WINONA, Minn. (FWS) – The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge – Winona District, Friends of the Refuge Headwaters, and Mississippi River Revival will host a river cleanup as part of the “The Great Mississippi River Cleanup” sponsored by Living Lands and Waters (LLW), of East Moline, IL, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013.



Last year, “The Great Mississippi River Cleanup” was held in 23 cities with 2,459 volunteers and removed 127,230 pounds of debris from the Mississippi River between St. Paul, MN and St. Louis, MO.



Volunteers will pick up debris from the water and river banks. Those who are willing to use their personal boats for transporting participants or picking up debris are needed. Participants will receive a t-shirt or reusable stainless steel water bottle. Pre-registration is required to ensure availability of supplies at the cleanup. Registration can be completed by visiting www.livinglandsandwaters.org/events/view/great-mississippi-river-cleanup. Registration deadline is Monday, September 2.



Local staging areas are as follows:



· Pool 5A – McNally Landing, Winona, Minn.



GPS: N44 04.874; W091 41.342



· Pool 6 – Latsch Island Beach, Winona, Minn.



GPS: N44 03 28.99; W091 38 07.04



For more information call Mary Stefanski, Winona District Manager at 507-494-6229.

Hog roast & trout fishing activities

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Hiawatha Trout Unlimited and the National Trout Center have partnered to offer a variety of afternoon outdoor activities, ending with a hog roast dinner in the evening. The public is invited to attend the September 14 event taking place at the Prest ..... 
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World’s oldest-known wild black bear dies at 39

Tue, Aug 27th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in northern Minnesota at the age of 39½, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Known to DNR researchers as Bear No. 56, the female American black bear was first ..... 
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Autumn Tractor Ride

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Take a two-day autumn Tractor Ride through beautiful Bluff Country. The ride will be held on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. The round-about ride will start and end each day at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds, Preston, Minn. The ..... 
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Deer Antler Scoring Demonstration

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

7 p.m. Saturday, August 24 Houston Nature Center Have you shot a nice buck but don’t know how it compares to the record books? Join official measurer Craig Pierce from Lewiston, Minn. to see how a rack is properly scored. This program is a demo ..... 
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Star Party August 17

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

A good look at the night sky above you can be a humbling yet exciting experience when you realize just how much more is out there beyond our own little planet. Join the good folks of the La Crosse Area Astronomical Society with their BIG telescopes ..... 
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Spin Fishing for Trout with John Eggers - “The Spin Doctor”

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Join us at the National Trout Center on Saturday, August 17 for a free spin fishing workshop with fishing guide & maker of the “Bow Spinner”, John Eggers, also known as “The Spin Doctor”. Eggers has been featured on Dave Carlson’s Sunday m ..... 
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Falconry Program August 10

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Falconry...the taking of wild quarry with a trained raptor. That is the definition of the Sport of Kings, but you don’t have to be a king to practice it. Have you ever been curious about falconry? Do you enjoy watching raptors such as hawks, f ..... 
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Bike Trail Update

Tue, Jul 30th, 2013
Posted in Whalan The Great Outdoors

Here is the latest Trail Report: The contractor has two more expansion joints to install on the first bridge west of Whalan and one on the confluence bridge. He is doing the confluence bridge today, July 26, and the bridge near Whalan on Monday, Ju ..... 
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