Join Us in Preserving Our Nature, Wildlife & History.

The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a group of hardworking, hands on, steadfast volunteers who share a passion and support for the refuge.

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Our support takes many forms and is always expanding. So far we:

  • Fund nature and cultural history education for thousands of children and workshops for their teachers, creating new stewards for the refuge
  • Restore habitat through tree plantings and invasive species removal
  • Provide special events for visitors to the refuge and the plankhouse

Why Join the Friends of RNWR?

When you join the Friends you become one of nature’s heroes. You can feel good about being part of the solution in your own community. A very small fraction of your donated dollar goes toward administrative costs. The Friends group is made up of volunteers and donors who are interested in leaving a part of their world, their children’s and their grandchildren’s world a better place. Join us. Be a friend to those creatures great and small who need refuge.

Annual Membership Benefits

  • Monthly e-newsletters (by donating, you are automatically signed up)
  • Member only tours and special events
  • Annual Refuge Pass for contributions of $50.00 and over

Did You Know? You can get your annual pass made in anyone’s name? Just enter their name when asked what name you want on your pass. Or, you can buy an entire membership for a friend as a gift, in memory, or to celebrate your loved ones! Use the notes field to let us know if this is a gift or if you have any special requests, and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Can’t join today, but would still like to donate a smaller amount, or sponsor us?

Become a Member of the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Today!


Paying by Credit or Debit Card Online

If you would like to pay online with a credit or debit card, select your membership level below and click the “Pay Online” button.

*(If you live in Downtown Ridgefield, from Main and Pioneer up to 9th and in between, please make sure we have your PO Box Address, as the mail carriers will not deliver to your area)


Select Your Membership Level:

Paying by Check

If you would like to mail in your membership with a check, please download and fill out a membership form from the link below, and make your check payable to: Friends of the Ridgefield NWR. After it is filled out, simply mail your membership and a check to PO BOX 1022, Ridgefield, WA 98642.

*(If you live in Downtown Ridgefield, from Main and Pioneer up to 9th and in between, please make sure we have your PO Box Address, as the mail carriers will not deliver to your area)

Download the Membership Form Here



Join Our Email Newsletter

For monthly newsletters, news on upcoming events, job announcements, trail or unit closures and other Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge News, sign-up today!

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