Friends of Nisqually NWR

Friends of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which helps fund education, interpretation, and outreach programs at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. The Friends group is dedicated to:

  • Promoting public awareness and appreciation of the natural and cultural history of the Puget Sound area, the Nisqually River Watershed and Delta.
  • The conservation and preservation of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and maintenance of its essential wildlife habitats.
  • Organizing and providing for the public a variety of natural history talks, seminars, and publications to enhance understanding and appreciation of the Puget Sound area and its fish and wildlife resources.

How Friends of Nisqually NWR Helps

The Friends group provides funding for Nisqually NWR's:

  • environmental education program,
  • interpretive program,
  • outreach program, and
  • publications

Friends of Nisqually NWR serves visitors to the Refuge by selling educational books and materials at the Refuge Visitor Center.

Through outside grants, Friends of Nisqually NWR supplements the funding of a variety of programs at the Refuge.

Friends Group Membership

Membership in Friends of Nisqually NWR allows you to help with public education about important wildlife and habitat issues of Puget Sound and Nisqually National WIldlife Refuge. In addition, you receive: 

  • A 10 percent discount at the Nature Shop in the Visitor Center.
  • A chance to become a participant in Refuge activities and make a practical contribution to the operation of Nisqually NWR.
  • A tax deduction for membership and contributions as permitted by law.

To become a member of the Friends group, fill out the Membership Application, and return it with your membership dues to:

Friends of Nisqually NWR
100 Brown Farm Road
Olympia, WA 98516