About Us

Step into the enchanting world of wildlife refuge preservation with The Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges! We are thrilled to welcome you to our site dedicated to the awe-inspiring beauty and diverse ecosystems of San Diego’s wildlife refuges.

Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges is a passionate community of individuals united by a shared love for nature. Our mission is to support and champion the conservation efforts of San Diego’s wildlife refuges, ensuring these vital habitats thrive for generations to come.

Explore, Connect, Conserve

Here, you’ll discover a wealth of information about our refuges and the issues surrounding them. From the majestic landscapes of East County to the coastal wonders of Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, each refuge has its own story to tell.

What We Do

  • Conservation Initiatives: Learn about our ongoing projects aimed at protecting endangered species, restoring habitats, and promoting sustainable practices.
  • Community Engagement: Join us in connecting with fellow wildlife refuge enthusiasts through events, tours, and educational programs. Together, we can foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural wonders around us.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Dive into hands-on experiences by becoming a volunteer. Whether it’s trail maintenance, habitat restoration, or wildlife monitoring, your involvement makes a real impact.

Get Involved

Ready to embark on a journey of discovery and conservation? There are countless ways to get involved:

  1. Become a Member: Join our community and support the ongoing efforts to safeguard San Diego’s wildlife refuges.
  2. Attend Events: Stay updated on exciting events, workshops, and guided tours. Connect with fellow nature enthusiasts and experts alike.
  3. Volunteer: Roll up your sleeves and make a difference. Explore our volunteer opportunities and contribute to the preservation of our precious natural heritage.

Stay Connected

Friends Board MemberDon’t miss a moment of the action! Together, we can create a network of passionate advocates dedicated to the protection of San Diego’s wildlife refuges.

Thank you for exploring the Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges. Your presence strengthens our collective commitment to the conservation and celebration of our natural treasures.

Embrace the wild wonders of San Diego with us!
The choice is yours. You can be an active member and attend our membership meetings, assist in various exciting projects, and /or serve on the Board of Directors or on a committee – and  meet and work with some wonderful people!

Or, you can participate solely with your donation or annual membership dues to support the preservation and awareness of wildlife refuges in San Diego.

Ready to join?