Friends of the MCRWR

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    Connecting community & conservation

    Conserving and protecting the fish, plants, and wildlife of the Mid-Columbia

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Who We Are

The Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in accomplishing its mission to “. . . conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.”

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What we do

Most of what we do directly connects people with nature through teaching classes, hosting special wildlife activities and being part of community event. Other things are behind the scenes and more subtle, like interacting with Congress and helping with landscaping at the refuges.

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Our Connection

Through training workshops, communications networks and partnerships, and advocacy, we generate support for wildlife refuges and vital wildlife habitats at the local and national levels.

Through environmental education we shine,
inviting you to explore our education programs.

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Friends offers diverse environmental education curriculum for students that help boost scientific understanding sensory awareness, and creative expression.

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Refuge Friends Groups

national-wildlife-logoThe National Wildlife Refuge Association mobilizes hundreds of volunteer refuge friends groups and thousands of private citizens across the country to tackle the challenges facing our national wildlife refuges. Through training workshops, communications networks and partnerships, and advocacy, we generate support for wildlife refuges and vital wildlife habitats at the local and national levels. National refuge friends conferences and workshops have attracted nearly 4,000 people from across the country.

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