Friends Forward
 
 
October 2015
 
 
I Want to Hear from You
Friends are the Refuge System’s most treasured asset. I’ve believed that for a very long time. Read More.
What’s Up with the Friends Policy?
Friends partnerships are so important that we need to ensure the program continues to flourish – national Friends coordinator Joanna Webb says that’s why the new Friends policy is so important. Read more
 
 
Launching a Major Donor Campaign
Many Friends organizations want to raise major donations from individuals, but they don’t know where to start. Read more
Keeping Windows Safe for Birds
An estimated one billion birds collide with glass on residential and commercial buildings each year in North America. Read what Friends and refuges are doing to reduce these collisions. Read more
 
 
Counting Butterflies
More than two dozen visitors joined the first ever butterfly count at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, NM. Read more
Treasures of Plum Island
The Coast Guard lifesaving station on Plum Island received some needed help and a young volunteer found floating treasure. Read more
 
 
Expanded Hunting/Fishing on Refuges
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced expanded fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges. Read more.
 
Every Kid in a Park
For the next year, all fourth graders may get their own free pass to America’s public lands. Read more.
 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Fall Grants
Fall grant proposals are due December 8, 2015. Read more.
 
 
 
 
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