Wildlife refuge opens up for Christmas tree season


Grand Forks Herald

Glacial Ridge Nationwide Wildlife Refuge held its annual Christmas tree chopping occasion, hosted by the Buddies of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuge Affiliation. Donations for timber go to help the…

(From left) Cindy Gjerswold, Patty Hajostek, Gloria Delorme and Kathy Girdler take a break after cutting their trees at Glacial Ridge Saturday morning. Gjerswold's dog, Bella, waits for a treat. (Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Liam Johnson, left, and his dad, Josh Johnson, load their Christmas tree in the pickup at Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday for the annual Christmas tree cutting event. (Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)
Jason and Sara Kenfield team up to carry their Christmas tree to their vehicle Saturday at Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge. The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Association host the annual event at the former Lee Nursery site. About 15 volunteers assisted with the event including students from University of Minnesota-Crookston and Bemidji State University. (Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)



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