Refuge Winning Photo Entries

Photo by Deedee Nadeau

The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are encouraging all amateur photographers to get outside and capture the beauty of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) for a summer/fall photo contest.  

Photos in the following categories will be accepted until December 3, 2021: Scenic Views of the Refuge, Wildlife and Plants of the Refuge, and Connecting People with Nature on the Refuge. There is a fourth category, Young Nature Photographers, for youth ages 16 and under. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category. 

For complete rules visit the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters at or call Leslie Watson at 507-494-6235.