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'In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, we will understand only what we are taught.'

-Baba Dioum, Senegalese Conservationist 


From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. Volunteers play an important role in fulfilling the mission of conserving, protecting, and enhancing America's fish and wildlife and their habitats. At Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which includes the Wetland Management District, volunteers conduct bird surveys, restore habitat, lead tours, provide information to visitors, observe and photograph wildlife, maintain visitor facilities, and much more. 

JOIN THE FRIENDS GROUP! Audubon Refuge Partners, Inc., is a group of volunteers that provide support to Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex. These volunteers assist the refuge staff by providing wildlife-oriented environmental education, interpretation, and recreational experiences for adults and youth. The group also manages the Prairie Pond Store, located in the Audubon Refuge visitor center.