Friends Forward
August 2015
Digital Dollars and Community Giving
Community giving days are becoming increasingly popular for nonprofit organizations nationwide, including Friends groups. Find out how it works! Read more
Zeta Phi Beta
Leading African American sorority Zeta Phi Beta and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service signed a historic memorandum of understanding. Find out what it means for urban kids. Read more
Who's That in our Sandbox?
Friends of Cape May Refuge, NJ, are lending hands and dollars to American oystercatcher research. Read more
The 20,000 Hour Volunteer
“I like counting cranes,” says Jim Montgomery, only slightly understating the fact that he has 26 years of continuous weekly crane counts at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM. And Montgomery is a volunteer! Read more
More Urban Partnerships
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is launching new partnerships in cities to help city residents connect with nature. Read more
Friends Can Be Key Players
Find out how Friends can help urban America connect with wild places like refuges during the Urban Refuge Webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 8-9 pm Eastern Time. Read more
National Friends Training 2016
January 22–24, 2016, National Conservation Training Center, WV. Nominations due August 17. Contact for more information
Encouraging people who regularly play or work outdoors to pay attention to the invasive weeds or organisms they might be spreading
Meet the Refuge System
Background about the Refuge System for new volunteers and Friends board members.
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