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POSTPONED: Grand Opening of Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway and Visitor Center

Grosse Ile, March 23, 2020

GROSSE ILE, MI – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in coordination with Wayne County, announced the postponement of the grand opening of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway and visitor center, originally scheduled for May 9, 2020.

The postponement keeps with guidance from the CDC. The event will be rescheduled when it is prudent to do so.

“It’s a difficult decision but the right one to postpone the grand opening celebration of the Refuge Gateway and John D. Dingell, Jr Visitor Center,” said Dingell. “We want this event to be a celebration and time for the community to come together. That’s just not appropriate at this time. Delaying the grand opening will allow us all to gather safely when the time is right.”

For updates on the event, check the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge's website:


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