Friends of the MCRWR

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    Connecting community & conservation

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



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.”


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 events. Other things are behind the scenes and more subtle, like interacting with Congress and helping with landscaping at the refuges.


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.