Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Site Tour Just Over the Border on 9-11

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Fall Gathering- Tour of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge

GENOA CITY, WI Join us for a hike on the first piece of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) open to the public!

The hike takes place on Tuesday, September 11 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM at N541 County Highway H, Genoa City, Wisconsin.

Openlands created this Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge map. It is used with permission.

You will be able to enjoy a tour with expert guides and be able to meet the new US Fish and Wildlife Service refuge manager, the first official employee for Hackmatack NWR.

The Genoa City Tract, just northeast of Genoa City on Highway H is the location of this unique opportunity.

This 86-acre tract was acquired by Ducks Unlimited in 2013 who restored farm fields on the site to wetland and prairie habitat.

The site also features a woodland area with an amazingly intact and diverse understory of native woodland flora.

The property is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an official piece of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.

Turn in the lane at the new Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge sign and follow the signs to parking.

Wear study shoes or hiking boots. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Friends of Hackmatack NWR, a non profit group whose purpose is to connect people to the refuge and conserve and enhance the natural and cultural resources, rural character and scenic beauty of the refuge.

Questions? Contact Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge at (262) 448-3558.

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