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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. 

Refuge Friends Groups

More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.
Friends of Three Arch Rocks NWR include:

Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Inc. A group of dedicated people who care about the natural beauty and the historic Cape Meares Lighthouse. The Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge is a Cooperative Association partner with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, as well as with the Coastal Refuge System. Cooperating Associations, also known as "Friends Groups", are private 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations formed by citizens to provide and support the educational and interpretive services of the park. Go to their site to learn more.


More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Consider becoming a volunteer to contribute on behalf of America’s natural resources. 

Contact Visitor Services Manager Dawn Harris to volunteer at the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Or check out other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer opportunities here.