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Friends Group

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association 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 Area 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife 

U.S. Geological Survey 

The Toledo Naturalists’ Association 

Ohio Ornithological Society 

Ducks Unlimited 

Black Swamp Bird Observatory 

The Nature Conservancy 

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2013
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