League of Women Voters Lunch & Learn

Apr 10, 2024

11:30 am - 01:00 pm

N5727 County Road Z
Onalaska, 54650

Event Website

(608) 668-1629

The League of Women Voters invites you to our Lunch & Learn on April 10 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Upper Mississippi River Refuge Visitor Center, N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI
Program Information: The topic is “Upper Mississippi River Refuge Centennial”. Weather permitting, come prepared for an early spring hike after the meeting. Visit the refuge and celebrate 100 years of wildlife preservation on the Mississippi. A century ago, a monumental movement of determined citizens petitioned Congress to create the largest “wild-life preserve” ever in order to save their favorite upper Mississippi River backwaters from being drained and converted to farmland. The Refuge stretches 261 river miles from Wabasha, Minnesota to Rock Island, Illinois, protecting over 240,000 acres of Mississippi River floodplain. The Refuge hosts over 3.7 million annual visits for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, and other recreation.
Presenter Information: Hallie Schulz has worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service for 20 years as a “Refuge Ranger” at various sites and has been with the Upper Mississippi River Refuge for 8 years. Her passion is all about connecting visitors with the resource and encouraging recreation on our public lands.
Join the LWV of the La Crosse Area as we celebrate our joint centennials in 2024. There may even be cake! Celebrate the Refuge Centennial 2024: www.uppermiss100.com
Lunch is available for $20, or you can attend for free without ordering lunch. Register at www.lwvlacrosse.org/program to reserve your lunch. Lunches must be reserved and paid for by the end of day Monday, April 1st. Pre-paid lunches are nonrefundable. A recording of the program will be posted on our website the day after the live event.
Contact us at lwvlawi@gmail.com with any questions. We hope you can attend!