About Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Minnesota Valley Trust
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a premier urban wildlife refuge located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. With two visitor and education centers in Bloomington and Carver, MN, the refuge provides many opportunities for residents to connect with nature. The 15,000-acre wildlife refuge is a haven to bald eagles, river otters, waterfowl, and a variety of other wildlife. Refuge habitat is a mixture of wetlands, floodplain and upland forest, oak savanna, and prairie along the Minnesota River.
The Minnesota Valley Trust, Inc. was created in 2000 through a settlement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission to "mitigate the impact on the Refuge of the north-south runway at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport". It is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation.