Tag: Friends Group
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October 4, 2018 | 2 minute read
Inspired by the Service’s pollinator protection initiatives and a butterfly inventory in 2015, members of the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge formed a committee to begin work on establishing a pollinator garden at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. With a new headquarters administrative office site and acres of yard space surrounded by natural habitat, the Friends recognized an opportunity to simultaneously beautify the space, engage volunteers, educate guests, and add beneficial native plants for local pollinators. Learn more...
August 3, 2018 | 1 minute read
The Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery hosted the sixth annual Wilderness Day Camp on July 12, 2018. The event was co-sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Archery instruction. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS. Activity stations included BB-gun and archery target shooting, water safety, a dog care and handling demonstration, fly rod casting, and an introduction to bats. Learn more...
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Friends group educate local school children
November 30, 2017 | 2 minute read
The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge was recently awarded a $12,420 Great Ideas Initiative grant from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Florida. The grant will fund an intern to work with refuge staff members to enhance and expand the educational programs at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. A refuge volunteer teaches a group of students. Photo by Ronald Frendreis, refuge volunteer. Learn more...
November 30, 2017 | 1 minute read
On Oct. 23, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery staff members and volunteers from Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery attended the monthly Russell County Board of Education meeting for a special recognition ceremony. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Wolf Creek’s Reaching for Rainbows fishing derby for local children with moderate to severe physical and intellectual disabilities. Ashley Buffington accepts a commemorative plaque presented by Russell County School District Superintendent Michael Ford, and students, Tina Thomas and Matthew Pickett. Learn more...
July 31, 2017 | 1 minute read
The Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery hosted the fifth annual Wilderness Day Camp on July 13. The event was co-sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee State Parks, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Activity stations included BB-gun and archery target shooting, water safety, a live barred owl, a dog care and handling demonstration, and fly rod casting. Eighty children and 30 adults attended the event at the Corps’ picnic shelter at the Dale Hollow Dam site. Learn more...
July 27, 2017 | 2 minute read
The popular annual Kids Fish for Fun Day at the Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery in Georgia attracted more than 300 children aged three to 12 on June 10. The event was held in conjunction with National Fishing Week activities. Volunteers from the Friends Group, Benning Bass Club, parents, and staff members all worked together to ensure the kids had a good time. A Benning Bass Club member assists children during the event. Learn more...
May 3, 2017 | 2 minute read
The Friends of Wolf Creek NFH are ramping up to prepare for another successful year of fishing events. Each year, Wolf Creek NFH hosts five fishing events for various constituents including children, wounded veterans, senior citizens, and local children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Each event provides a day of fishing and outdoor fun, including complimentary lunch. Approximately 4,500 individuals enjoy these events. With the total cost of combined fishing events topping $46,000 dollars each year, Friends of Wolf Creek NFH relies heavily on sponsors and donations to keep the events free. Learn more...
November 28, 2016 | 2 minute read
June 8, 2016, was an exciting day at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge when the Avian Research and Conservation Institute captured a swallow-tailed kite, now known as “Panther”, and fitted him with a GPS tracking transmitter funded by Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge. Panther has given collaborators the opportunity to follow his travels from refuge nesting grounds, more than 600 miles up to South Carolina, then back down to cross the Gulf of Mexico and the Andes for southbound migration. Learn more...
March 17, 2011 | 2 minute read
Big accomplishments sometimes follow big disappointments. Such was the case for the Friends of Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex, a non-profit advocacy group for five refuges on Florida’s west coast. In 2005, the group had helped pull together the pieces on a multi-million dollar campaign to buy an important area for manatees called Three Sisters Springs. They were beat out by a better offer, and development appeared likely. But the Friends didn’t stop. Read the full story...
Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. is a 501©(3) non-profit organization formed in 2005. The friends group provides a number of services for the community including: Plan, sponsor, and carry out four fishing events a year for children, seniors, and veterans; raise money to help the hatchery promote a better understanding and appreciation of the natural history, resources, and habitat of Kentucky; provide a scholarship to one Russell County High School senior wanting to major in fields of conservation of natural resources/environmental science in college; and sponsor several local students in the 4th-6th grades to attend conservation camp at Camp Earl Wallace. Learn more...