Tag Archive: Friends

Friends Come to Washington!

Refuge Friends are incredibly valued partners of the Refuge System. Dedicated and passionate about their refuge, Friends show their support in a variety of ways, including advocating for their refuge and the Refuge System as a whole on Capitol Hill. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/11/friends-come-to-washington/

Friends and Refuges: A Valuable Partnership

Did you know that volunteers and refuge “Friends” do approximately 20 percent of all work on national wildlife refuges – the equivalent of 648 full time employees? Friends groups exist to support national wildlife refuges, and they do just that …

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Partnerships in the Refuge System: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and Neighboring Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom

Sue Hix is the President of Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and also a refuge volunteer. Planting the Seed It all started more than four years ago. The details are lost in the mists of time, but I do …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/09/partnerships-in-the-refuge-system-sherburne-national-wildlife-refuge-and-neighboring-nature-explore-outdoor-classroom/

Senate Resolution Commemorating National Wildlife Refuge Week

Our hard work has paid off! And when we say “our” that includes Friends from around the country. Just last week, the Senate passed a resolution declaring October 12-18 National Wildlife Refuge Week. This wouldn’t have happened without the help …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/09/senate-resolution-commemorating-national-wildlife-refuge-week/

Do’s and Don’ts for Friends During Election Season

Fall is a very exciting time for refuges. With festivals, Refuge Week celebrations, and so much more, it is a great time to ask your elected officials to visit. Friends CAN and SHOULD invite elected officials to these events – …

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50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Statutes

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the passing of two landmark conservation statutes: the Wilderness Act and the law establishing the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge have hosted …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/09/50th-anniversary-of-landmark-conservation-statutes/

Bills in the House: One Hurts and Other Helps Refuge System

Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs held a hearing discussing several bills important to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).  One bill would remove the authority from the Service to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/07/bills-in-the-house-one-hurts-and-other-helps-refuge-system/

Federal Duck Stamp On Sale Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the first day of sale for the 2014-2015 Federal Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp, also known as the “Duck Stamp” and Junior Duck Stamps. What started out as a simple hunting license has turned into one of the most efficient …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2014/06/federal-duck-stamp-on-sale-tomorrow/

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