Fish and Wildlife Service, Minnesota.
The Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District (WMD) is a fourteen-county district located in east central Minnesota. It includes portions of the Minnesota, Cannon, and Mississippi river watersheds. The Service works to protect the area's natural landscape through private lands habitat restorations, acquisition of waterfowl production areas (WPAs), and management of FmHA conservation easements. Since 1990, the Service has acquired 4,200 acres of WPAs and approximately 1,981 easement acres. Private land restoration projects total 5,854 acres of wetland in 1,230 basins and 2,637 acres of native prairie on 138 sites.
The district office is co-located with the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center, off of 34th Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota, across the street from the Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport Hilton Hotel. From I-494, visitors should take the 34th Avenue exit south to East 80th Street. Turn left on East 80th Street and proceed east for 1/4 mile to the Visitor Center entrance which is on the right.