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  • 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...

  • Wolf Creek receives recognition for work with local children

    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...

  • A Tennessee wildlife services employee in uniform helps a todler with a bow and arrow.
    Information icon Archery was a popular activity. Photo by Pat Roberts, Friends of Dale Hollow NFH.

    Fifth annual Wilderness Day Camp

    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...

  • Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery holds 23rd annual kid’s fishing day

    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...

  • Dozens of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Stocking Hatchery Creek. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery prepare fishing events

    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...

  • A bird on the wing with black feathers on its wings and white breast.
    Swallow-tailed kite. Photo by Walter Rodriguez, CC BY 2.0.

    Tracking “Panther,” the swallow-tailed kite

    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...

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  • Aerial photograph of the refuge where forested wetlands yield to open water.
    Aerial of Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Joyce Kleen, USFWS.

    Friends of Chassahowitzka wins national award

    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...

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  • A red and white tent allows parents to register their children for an event
    Information icon Volunteers help to register kids for the annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    Friends and volunteers

    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...

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