The Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit group formed in 1997 to aid Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in its mission. The group’s goals are to promote the refuge and its programs, to recruit and train volunteers, to buy new land for the refuge, and to help the refuge reach its goals. The group runs a bookstore in the refuge visitor center. The address is Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association, 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. Phone is 419-898-0014, ext 13.
Ottawa Refuge partners with many other agencies and organizations including:
Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Areawww.lakeeriecwma.com
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlifewww.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife
U.S. Geological Surveywww.glsc.usgs.gov/
The Toledo Naturalists’ Associationwww.toledonaturalist.org
Ohio Ornithological Societywww.ohiobirds.org/site/index.php
Black Swamp Bird Observatorywww.bsbobird.org/
The Nature Conservancywww.nature.org/
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The refuge protects important habitat for migratory waterfowl, songbirds, and shorebirds such as the dunlin.