Wolf Lake Visitor Center opens June 2: MI

Article Posted: June 02, 2003

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Wolf Lake Visitor Center opens June 2

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced the summer schedule for the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center near Kalamazoo.

Beginning June 2, the visitor center's hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

"Although we are continuing to renovate the exhibits and displays inside the building, we are excited to offer visitors plenty of fun things to do outdoors," said Wolf Lake interpreter Shana McMillan. "Visitors can take a hatchery tour, feed the fish at our show pond or enjoy the new hiking trails."

Guided tours of the fish hatchery are offered daily at 10 and 11 a.m., and at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Youth ages 5-16 also are encouraged to participate in a catch-and-release fishing program each Saturday (June through August) from noon to 2 p.m. Preregistration for this program is required.

McMillan said the renovations to the visitor center include the installation of new interactive exhibits and displays that will showcase the importance of lakes, wetlands and watersheds; lake sturgeon rehabilitation; and the history and operation of Great Lakes fish hatcheries and the role they play in helping protect and restore our valuable aquatic ecosystems.

The Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center is located in Mattawan, at Hatchery Road and M-43, six miles west of the junction of M-43 and US-131. For more information about events and programs, please contact Shana McMillan at 269-668-2876.

Source: MDNR

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