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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Wildlife Refuge on Detroit River Open to Welcome the Community


August 26, 2021

The DRIWR first opened in October 2020

If you've been looking for an additional option to take the family outdoors to interact with nature, consider the Refuge Gateway at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR) in Trenton.

Located just 20 miles south of Detroit, the Refuge Gateway Unit covers 44 acres of the more than 6,000 acres of the DRIWR and serves as the headquarters for the DRIWR staff. The land was formerly Chrysler Corporation's Trenton Chemical Plant which ceased operations in 1990, and is cooperatively owned and managed by Wayne County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). "Our goal has been to...

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