Wetland Management District office is closed

Published 2:23 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the suspension of operations at the Windom Wetland Management District office, effective Thursday, according to a press release. The Wolf Lake Nature Trail and other visitor facilities will remain open to provide opportunities for public recreation and relaxation. 

The health and safety of visitors and employees at the Windom WMD office is its No. 1 priority, the release stated.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the federal, state and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus situation. A reopening date has not been determined at this time. It will notify the public when it reopens the sites and provide updates on website and social media channels.

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The service urged visitors to do their part when visiting Wolf Lake and other waterfowl production area lands and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between themselves and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick, the release stated.

Updates about the service’s response to coronavirus will posted at www.fws.gov/home/public-health-update.html.