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Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge   

Online Class:  A ZOOM invitation link will be sent one day before class begins.

The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR) was established in 2001, and is managed jointly by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Wayne County. There are over 560 refuges throughout the United States of America, and each one is unique. The DRIWR is special because this local refuge is the only international wildlife refuge within the United States. It includes islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles of Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shorelines. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has seven different branches that all work together to meet the USFWS mission, and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge falls under the National Wildlife Refuge System Branch. Join us online as we gain insight into the USFWS, and learn about the history, the habitats, and what visitors can do at the Detroit River Refuge.  

 

Park Ranger Jazmyn Bernard is the environmental educator at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. She was born and raised in Louisiana, and traveled to Michigan for the opportunity to become a park ranger. Her goal is to use her knowledge and passions to connect as many people to nature as possible.

 

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