Event Alert: Dixon Waterfowl Refuge Ramar Dedication

The Ramsar Convention of 1971 established a treaty between international governments to

maintain the ecological character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the "wise use", or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their territories.

As of today, there are 2,040 recognized sites designated by the treaty as Wetlands of International Importance. 34 of these are in the United States, including the Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes.

Dixon Waterfowl RefugeEntrance to Dixon Waterfowl Refuge, March 2011


The deserved designation was bestowed in February of this year, and a special dedication ceremony will take place on August 8th.

The public is invited to attend the event, which is free.

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