Join us for a free adult yoga class on Tuesday July 9th at the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge taught by Rylee Hedberg. Rylee is a 230 hour certified yoga instructor and co- owner of I AM YOGA studio in La Crosse. Her passion is to offer yoga to all experience levels and backgrounds to help create an inclusive community. Before class, Visitor Services Intern, Nicole Krueger, will give a brief overview of the refuge and the upcoming opportunities available. Following, Rylee will instruct a nature-themed yoga class. The class welcomes all levels of yogis, ranging from absolute beginners to advanced! Registration is required for this program.
When: Tuesday July 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge- Observation Deck (The Outdoor Wonders Learning Classroom will be used for bad weather/bugs)
What to bring: Yoga mat, comfortable clothes, water
How to register: Registration opens June 25th and will be taken in the order it is received due to limited space. Please contact Nicole at 608-779-2230 to reserve your spot.
For more information, contact the La Crosse District Office at (608) 779-2399 or visit the Visitor Center, located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI. Visitor center hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (February – November.) The center is closed on Sundays and all Federal holidays. Information on the Refuge may also be found on the Refuge’s webpage: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/upper_mississippi_river/.
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is the most visited refuge in the United States. The refuge extends 261 miles along the Upper Mississippi River from Wabasha, Minn. to Rock Island, Ill., protecting and preserving habitat for migratory birds, fish, and a variety of other wildlife.
In addition to being the most visited refuge in the country, the “Upper Miss” Refuge has the added complexity of a major navigation system, including 11 locks and dams, within its boundary. It is also a world-class fish and wildlife area which harbors 306 species of birds; 119 species of fish; more than 300 active bald eagle nests; thousands of heron and egret nests; spectacular concentrations of canvasback ducks, tundra swans, and white pelicans; and several threatened or endangered species.