Friends Group

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association is a non-profit group formed in 1997 to aid Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in its mission. The group’s goals are to promote the refuge and its programs, to recruit and train volunteers, to buy new land for the refuge, and to help the refuge reach its goals. The group runs a bookstore in the refuge visitor center. The address is Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Association, 14000 West State Route 2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. Phone is 419-898-0014, ext 13.


West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge partners with many other agencies and organizations including:

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife

U.S. Geological Survey

Ohio Ornithological Society

Ducks Unlimited

Black Swamp Bird Observatory

The Nature Conservancy