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Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

Groundbreaking News!

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Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

The Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, in partnership with Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, recently broke ground for the construction of an amphitheater for nature education at the Oak Savanna Learning Center. Donors and Community Supporters joined in celebrating the achievement. Construction is being managed by Terra Construction of Rogers and is expected to be completed by midsummer. Pictured are representatives of the Friends and refuge, Bernick Family Foundation, Central Minnesota Arts Board and Sherburne County Swampbucks.


The Wildlife Drive is open for peak bird migration and early wildflower viewing. Lupens are beginning to open.  Check out recent bird sightings here.


The Eagle's Nest Nature Store is  open Thursdays and Saturdays 10-2. March. You can still order merchandise online. Refuge HQ is open standard hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm.   

Members receive semi-annual newsletters in their mail.  You can view the Winter 2023 PDF version.


See Upcoming Events for a schedule of on-site activities.

For event updates, please consult the following resources:

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The Friends have launched the Go Wild! 2023 Amphitheater Campaign to build an outdoor amphitheater at the Oak Savanna Learning Center. Your gift now will help us better support educational and recreational activities.
For more infomation, go to the Go WIld! page or download this PDF.

Art by: Damon Farber


Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

"On any given visit, nature surprises and delights me."

- Dean Kleinhans, volunteer

Autumn Leaves on the ground.

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