Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying. 

You can help the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuges by becoming a friend. The Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges helps organize outreach events, construct public use facilities and assist the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuges with habitat management and restoration, conservation of additional lands and maintenance of existing facilities.   

You can also volunteer directly to the refuge by contacting the Refuge Manager. 


Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned; Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest R/V volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov. Since the formation in 1994, the Friends of the Brazoria Wildlife Refuges have help maintain and develop facilities, interpret the natural history of the refuge, and sponsor the Migration Celebration. More information on volunteering or making donations, contact: Friends of the Brazoria Wildlife Refuges, PO. Box 505, Lake Jackson, Tx. 77566 or www. refugefriends.org 

Our Partners

Nature does not recognize human-made boundaries. In order to conserve our natural and cultural resources effectively, we must work with others to bridge these boundaries. Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts. Learn more about our local partners. 

Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to support the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuges. Since 1994, the Friends have been responsible for obtaining grant funds and constructing most of the public use facilities on Brazoria and San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, they assist with outreach events, environmental education, conservation of lands, habitat restoration and management and maintenance of facilities. 

Ducks Unlimited assists the refuge in engineering the design of habitat improvement projects. Over the years, they have helped design and construct moist soil management units, placement of shoreline protection breakwaters along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and restoration of salt marsh salt marsh
Salt marshes are found in tidal areas near the coast, where freshwater mixes with saltwater.

Learn more about salt marsh