National Wildlife Refuge System

Friends Forward November 2013


Banking on Nature

America’s national wildlife refuges continue to be strong economic engines for local communities across the country, pumping almost $2.4 billion into the economy and supporting more than 35,000 private-sector jobs in Fiscal Year 2011, according to a new economic analysis from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more...

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Your Perspective, Your Voice Needed Now

Things seem like they are getting back to normal after the 16-day government shutdown. I know that was a stressful time for all. Read more...

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Friends Save Dirt

In fighting a rezoning proposal, the Friends of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, in Philadelphia  not only staved off harm to the refuge's environmental integrity, but also gained recognition of the refuge's very existence. Read more...

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
A Birding App for YOUR Refuge

Would you like to know exactly where someone spotted a green jay or a flock of migrating cranes? What about a place to tally your own bird list right on your smartphone?  Friends of Anahuac Refuge in Texas found the answer with BirdsEye Anahuac.  Read more...

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Matching Volunteers

When “speed dating” was suggested as a way to recruit volunteers for the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge in Washington acting president Clay Nichols turned to Wikipedia to learn about  this  modern, organized way of rapidly introducing people with like interests in a facilitated social setting.   Ironically, applying the concept to volunteers came from a most traditional source:  the local Rotary Club.  Read more...

2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Cars for Cats

The Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, TX, already have an active Adopt an Ocelot campaign and a Viva the Ocelot Facebook page.  Why not a license plate too, wondered refuge volunteer and Friend Mary Ann Severson in 2007. Six years later, Save the Ocelot license plates are about to go on sale in Texas.  Read more...

 

 

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Last updated: November 13, 2013