Archive for May, 2016

May 31st, 2016

Friends Connect – Your Online National Refuge Resource

Connect, Share, Learn

The Refuge Friends Connect website is a place for Friends to:

  • Connect with each other,
  • Share your experiences, and
  • Learn from each other by providing support and encouragement.

This is your website to help you and your group find inspiration, motivate others, and have the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges you face as you support wildlife conservation, your community, the local refuge, and the Refuge System.

On this site you’ll find resources to expand your knowledge, a directory of all Friends, forums to pose questions and get advice, a calendar to share what you’re planning and see what others are doing, and news of what’s happening around the Refuge System — a place to do a bit of bragging.

Your participation will make this site a valuable tool. So become a member, join in the discussions, and add content. Within the Friends community there is a vast amount of knowledge that when shared strengthens every individual, groups, and our collective effort to support wildlife conservation.


May 31st, 2016

National Wildlife Association Newsletter

Top stories:

  • A look at  Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
  • New Slate of  Officers Joins National Wildlife Refuge Association Board of Directors.
  • An update on the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico.

And much more!

Read the newsletter:





May 24th, 2016

Take Action Tuesday!

It’s Take Action Tuesday! Today we need your help to to urge Congress to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) at $75 million and allocate $47.6 million for FY17.

NAWCA provides grants that support long-term protection of wetland habitats in the United States, Mexico, and Canada that are critical to the survival of waterfowl and other migratory bird species. These projects, developed by private landowners and organizations at the community level, benefit continental mallards, pintails, and other waterfowl species, which in turn support the millions of Americans who depend on these species for hunting and birding.

Since its inception, NAWCA has provided nearly $1.4 billion in grants to support 2,553 projects across the continent. (more…)

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