Friends Forward
 
 
April 2016
 
 
Going Beyond Your Comfort Zone
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia and Valle de Oro in Albuquerque, NM, are each getting $1 million added to their base budgets. Refuge Chief Cynthia Martinez asks Friends to think of innovative ways to build partnerships and engage their communities. Read more
2016 Refuge System Awards
Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, MN, received the Molly Krival Friends Group of the Year Award. Meet all the winners. Read More
 
 
Engaging New Audiences with Photography
With the world of wildlife photography splashed across such social media platforms as Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter, Friends groups and refuges are embracing digital photography to attract and engage new audiences. Read more
When to Consider an Endowment Fund
The Friends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge in Hawaii will be using a newly-established endowment fund to support critical management projects on the refuge. See if your Friends group should consider an endowment. Read more
 
 
To Feel Healthier, Happier – Try Nature
Can nature enhance your health? There’s a strong case to be made that it can. Learn what some refuges are doing to make the connection. Read more
Building an Environmental Education Program
A decade after Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the Friends of Bear River built the sprawling Wildlife Education Center just off I-15 near Brigham City, UT, the center is welcoming 10,000 students, up from about 3,500 during the 2006 pilot program. Read more
 
 
Grants!
FWS Retiree Assoc. Anniversary Grants

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants to 12 Friends groups

Training Scholarships from Friends of NCTC.

NEW National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant Opportunity!
 
2015 Rachel Carson Science Award
Wildlife biologist Gail Collins earned this award for documenting the adverse impacts of feral horses and burros at Sheldon-Hart Refuge, NV. Read more.
 
Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial
2016 marks the centennial of the first Migratory Bird Treaty. Here are resources to help you celebrate. Read more.

Monarch Information and Resources
 
 
 
 
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