The St. Marks Refuge Association Inc., formed in 1987, is the non-profit (501(c)3) friends group that supports the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in all aspects of its mission.
Funds generated through membership fees and the sale of books, photographs, and other educational items through the Nature Store fund association projects which support the refuge.
Members may also wish to become volunteers in order to help with refuge activities. Association members are entitled to a discount on items purchased through the Nature Store. The annual meeting is in March. For additional information about the Association and its activities, please go to http://www.stmarksrefuge.org/.
St. Marks Refuge Association Inc.
P.O. Box 368
St. Marks, FL 32355
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Whooping Cranes, named for their loud and penetrating unison calls,
live and breed in wetland areas, where they feed on crabs, clams,
frogs and aquatic plants. They are distinctive animals, standing five
feet tall, with white bodies, black wing tips and red crowns on their
They are also one of the most endangered. With fewer than 500 left in
the wild, whooping cranes are on the verge of extinction.