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We need your support to grow Friends programs – nature education, wildlife habitat restoration, and a new naturalist corps! Please become a member and receive eNews and newsletters, come to the annual membership meetings, participate as a volunteer, and help the Refuge community grow. Now is the time. Thanks for your support. Click below to join, or call (360)887-9495.
Help by volunteering as a docent or naturalist with school groups that visit the Refuge. No knowledge or experience is necessary as training will provide the tools needed. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the workshops!
The Friend’s mission is to support, protect, and enhance the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and its wildlife habitat, and to broaden public awareness and participation in its environmental, cultural, and educational opportunities.
Photo Credit: Barry Blanding
The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge was honored recently when Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, designated it as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Stewards. Designation as a Preserve America Steward provides national recognition for programs that successfully use volunteers to help care for our historic and cultural heritage. For more information visit www.achp.gov and www.preserveamerica.gov.