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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

September 4, 2017
The silent auction held during the annual Toast to Tamarac fundraiser at Richwood Winery is always a big draw, as there are many unique art pieces and other nature-themed items donated by local individuals and businesses. This year's Toast is set for Friday, Sept. 8. (Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
Forget 'Twist and Shout' — at Richwood Winery, it's time to 'Toast and Stomp'
September 4, 2017 - 5:38pm
June 9, 2017
The 149th annual White Earth June Pow Wow gets underway this Friday, June 9 and continues through Sunday, June 11. More than 1,000 dancers and drummers are expected to take part in the Grand Entry (pictured), which is the pow wow's signature event. (Submitted photo)
Pow wows and bike rides and rodeos, oh my!: Lakes area's weekend entertainment calendar is jam packed
June 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
April 14, 2017
Friends of Tamarac volunteer Vonnie Jacobson and current Friends President Lee Kensinger — who is also the owner of the local Dairy Queen — have stocked the store with plenty of Dilly Bar treats for the Friends' second annual fundraiser, which concludes this week. (Submitted photo)
A ‘dilly’ of a fundraiser: Friends of Tamarac selling Dairy Queen treats as fundraiser for environmental education
April 14, 2017 - 1:20pm
February 21, 2017
This otter was spotted at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge last month by Refuge staff member Kelly Blackledge. (Submitted photo)
Following in their (paw) steps: Animal tracking workshop set Feb. 25 at Tamarac
February 21, 2017 - 9:00am
February 1, 2017
Tamarac looking to improve current hunt plan
February 1, 2017 - 9:49am
October 5, 2016
Colorful Purple Coneflowers dot the landscape outside the Tamarac Visitor Center in the fall.
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge's Treasures
October 5, 2016 - 9:07am
September 25, 2016
A Tamarac staff member (at left) allows a group of festival visitors to touch a pelt which is one of several wildlife artifacts on display inside the activity stations for kids to get a hands-on look at Tamarac’s abundant flora and fauna. (Photo by Vicki Gerdes)
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
September 25, 2016 - 5:00am
September 14, 2016
Locals raise a Toast to Tamarac, stomp some grapes at Richwood Winery this weekend
September 14, 2016 - 3:46pm
July 6, 2016
These trumpeter swans were captured on film by nature photographer Greg Ness during a recent visit to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Ness will be doing a workshop on “How to Take Better Photos” at the Tamarac Visitor’s Center on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE/Greg Ness
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge to host workshops for adults, youth
July 6, 2016 - 11:31am
April 19, 2016
Fiddler Pamela Longtine played some dancing music for Discovery Center visitors during an environmental education program hosted by Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge last summer. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Friends of Tamarac NWR selling ice cream treats for environmental education
April 19, 2016 - 1:32pm
March 8, 2016
Former Friends of Tamarac President Ron Jenson says that receiving the Silver Eagle Award from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service last summer was “one of two major events in my life.” He stepped down from the Tamarac board after nine years, but will continue to be a presence at the Refuge, as he has taken on the job of managing its gift shop. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Jenson steps down from Tamarac board, will manage its gift shop
March 8, 2016 - 1:51pm
March 1, 2016
The Friends of Tamarac Board of Directors was the driving force behind the creation of Tamarac’s new Discovery Center, which opened to the public for the first time last June. The Friends of Tamarac were recently honored by the National Wildlife Refuge Association as the 2016 Molly Krival Friends Group of the Year.  The award was presented Feb. 17. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Friends of Tamarac honored as NWRA ‘Friends Group of the Year’
March 1, 2016 - 1:48pm
January 5, 2016
Battle Lake photographer Jann Kline stands next to the mural at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center that uses an image she took at the Refuge last fall. She has been a resident of the area since moving here from Brainerd in 2008, and was one of the original members of the Detroit Lakes Area Photo Club. She says joining the photo club gave her the confidence and motivation to begin showing her work to a wider audience than just family and friends. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Battle Lake photographer’s image used for Tamarac mural
January 5, 2016 - 1:59pm
November 15, 2015
Edith Thompson is nearing the end of her month-long job swap with Tamarac Refuge manager Neil Powers. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Vicki Gerdes
USFWS personnel switch spots for a month
November 15, 2015 - 5:05am
November 8, 2015
Grand prize winner Kristie Yliniemi with First Frost.
Capturing the beauty of Tamarac Refuge
November 8, 2015 - 5:45am