|About||Support habitat conservation and visitor services at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge - join FONWR today! For member information call 419-898-0014 x13|
|Mission||Through collaboration with the refuge and partners, Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge promotes and supports the Refuge Complex in its mission to conserve, protect, and enhance natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and people.|
Ten-Year Strategic Goals – 2013-2022
Friends of Ottawa NWR provides substantial support for Refuge Complex operations, organizing and funding a variety of programs and projects. We will make major contributions to the long-term health and vibrancy of the Refuge and its management.
People from near and far experience the Refuge Complex in person and through the internet as a world-class destination for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, students, and families. We will bring increasing numbers of visitors here without harming the wildlife or the habitat.
With significant help from Friends of Ottawa, the Refuge Complex will grow. We will increase the amount of habitat available and grow wildlife populations in accordance with the Comprehensive Conservation Plan.
Friends of Ottawa will be a strong and influential voice with national, state and local leaders about the importance of conservation in general and of the Refuge Complex in particular. We will actively advocate for the land, water, air, and wildlife.
Friends of Ottawa will be a strong organization with sufficient human and financial capacity to achieve our mission and goals. We will build a structure that is durable, sustainable, and held up as a national model among Friends associations.
Six person shuttle for visitors who can not hike the trails
Monthly Nature Tots Program
NABA Butterfly Count
Naturally Speaking Program
Cars for Critters Classic Auto Show Benefit
Christmas Bird Count
International Migratory Bird Day
The Biggest Week in American Birding
Lake Erie Wing Watch
Wine for Wildlife at Mon Ami Benefit
West Sister Island Sunset Cruise Benefit