Individuals can get involved with Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge through Mingo Swamp Friends, a non-profit citizen-based organization devoted to protection, restoration, and enhancement of natural communities on the refuge. Friends also promote outreach and environmental education through a variety of special events during the year. Check out the Swamp Friend's website for more information: http://www.mingoswampfriends.org/
Missouri Department of ConservationSouthwest Regional Office 2630 N. MayfairSpringfield, MO, 65803Phone: (417) 895-6880Fax: (417) 895-6910http://mdc.mo.gov/Missouri Department of Natural ResourcesP.O. Box 176Jefferson City, MO 65102(800) 361-4827(573) 751-3443http://dnr.mo.gov/
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Early settlers nicknamed the fish "spring keepers" or "well keepers".