Friends of White River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1993 by a group of conservation-minded hunters, fishermen, wildlife watchers, and outdoors enthusiasts. Their goal is to promote, protect, and conserve the largest remaining tract of bottomland hardwood forest in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, which is Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
Friends of White River National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. is an independent, non-profit 501c-3 corporation dedicated to increasing public outreach opportunities for the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge, located in Arkansas, Monroe, Desha, and Phillips counties, in the state of Arkansas and to provide local support through production of brochures, newsletters, creation of a website and individual participation by members in activities designed to enhance the use and significance of the White River NWR.
Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge Friends and volunteers are dedicated to supporting the refuge by assisting with the following goals and opportunities:
Join, volunteer, or donate by visiting our Friends website.
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Also called the "swamp canary," this song bird is easily recognizable by its bright yellow plumage.