"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
You can make the difference! Click here to donate to the Be Wild Campaign for Youth Nature Education and help outfit the Oak Savanna Learning Center.
The Friends of Sherburne will kick off the public phase of their Be Wild Capital Campaign for Youth Nature Education at a free public event on Tuesday, August 4, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, at the event site at the refuge. See event flyer for details, and see Be Wild brochure for more information about the campaign.
Oak Savanna Learning Center construction as viewed week of July 15, 2015
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.
For information on any event or other questions about the refuge call the refuge office at 763-389-3323 during normal office hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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.