The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

For people who enjoy the wildlife and wildlands and want to support the refuge: Join the Friends of St. Vincent NWR, Inc. 

The Friends of St. Vincent NWR, Inc., a tax deductible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in 2007 to support environmental activities that include education, recreation and an increased understanding of the unique history and natural environment of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.

Their goals include: increasing public awareness of the Refuge, providing financial support to the Refuge, and supporting Refuge projects. More information is available on the Friends of St. Vincent NWR, Inc. website:

To contact the Friends: 

Write to:

Friends of St Vincent NWR
PO Box 69
Apalachicola, FL 32329

Or email them at:

Follow the Friends on Twitter: @stvincentnwr

Partners include:

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve

The Nature Conservancy in Florida

U. S. Geological Survey

USDA Forest Service, National Forests in Florida

Florida Forest Service

Northwest Florida Water Management District

Audubon Florida

Ducks Unlimited

American Bird Conservancy

Florida Shorebird Alliance

Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance