"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Candlelight Cross Country Ski Event at Blue Hill Trails
Please join the Friends of Sherburne NWR for a free family fun event at Shernburne NWR. You bring your skis and enthusiasm, we provide the ski trail lit with candle luminaries, treats and warm drinks, a bonfire and friendly conversation on mid-winters night.
You can make the difference! Click below to donate online to the Be Wild Campaign for Youth Nature Education and help outfit the Oak Savanna Learning Center.
Click here to download the BE WILD campaign brochure with more information and a donor/pledge form.
The Friends of Sherburne believe that the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is a unique natural resource and that we can help the community develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Refuge and its mission.
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge consists of 30,700 acres of Federal land that represents a diverse biological community characteristic of the transition zone between tallgrass prairie and forest. The refuge was established to protect and restore the habitats associated with the St. Francis River Valley for migratory birds and other wildlife purposes. The focus of the Refuge is on the restoration of oak savanna , wetland, and big woods habitats.
The Refuge is located approximately 9 miles northwest of Zimmerman, Minnesota and roughly 50 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.
Please reference Fish and Wildlife Service website for Sherburne Refuge at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne/ for an up-to-date list of events on Refuge and general information on Refuge facilities and resources.