FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is expanding with the addition of new property in Monroe County.
Democratic Congressman John Dingell of Michigan, refuge manager John Hartig and others on Monday plan to announce the addition of 28.5 acres of wooded wetlands and uplands in Frenchtown Township, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.
Dingell's office says the land is among property deemed highest priority for conservation and inclusion in the refuge. The area serves as an important stopover habitat for migratory birds.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge includes thousands of acres along 48 miles of the lower Detroit River and western Lake Erie.