National Wildlife Refuge System

Friends Forward April 2014


Taking a Look at Your Friends

Is your Friends organization brand new? Going strong and growing? Or fading and losing its way? Understanding and managing the life cycles of a nonprofit organization was a key topic in the new “Reinvigorating Your Friends Partnership” webinar held in February. Other sessions included outreach, strategic planning, communications and motivating volunteers. Read more.

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Artists on refuges

Artists in residence let nature influence their art at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington. See their creations and read about the programs here. Read more

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Remembering a Friend

Molly Krival, often referred to as a “mother of the Friends movement,” died February 15 at the age of 88. Read more.

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Give Me a Hammer

Specialized groups of friends within Friends can be a novel way to give people a stake in the refuge mission, projects and events. Read more.

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NEEF Grants: April 30 Deadline

The National Environmental Education Fund (NEEF) is providing “Every Day Capacity Building Grants” with an application deadline of April 30.  Capacity building strengthens a Friends group’s ability to operate more effectively. Funds may be used for strategic planning, marketing and communications, leadership or staff training, improved fundraising, assessments and more.   Application details here.

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CARE Expands to 23 Member Organizations

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership recently became the 23rd wildlife, sporting, conservation and/or scientific organization to join the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE). CARE advocates for operations and maintenance funding for the Refuge System. The TR Conservation Partnership advocates for laws, policies and practices that guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish.

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Send a Wild eCard

The Refuge System offers eCards for special holidays and everyday good wishes. Choose regularly from roseate spoonbills, polar bear cubs, moose or Atlantic puffins. Special new cards will be available for Mother’s Day. Send a card yourself and invite Friends to do so too! Select your card here.

 

 

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send your email address to Karen_Leggett@fws.gov.

 

Last updated: April 21, 2014