The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of over 550 units of the National Wildlife Refuge System operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Visitation at the refuge has steadily increased to 1.5 million annually. Interested citizens formed this local independent association to provide additional services to the refuge and this ever growing number of visitors. Association members take pride in their outstanding public resources and believe all citizens should share in the responsibilities of caring for their lands.
This past Memorial Day Weekend the Wichita Mountains and the surrounding area experienced historic flooding. Many families have been adversely affected.
Seven of those families are staff at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Their losses go from some personal and property damage to a few families losing everything.
The Friends group has already stepped in and provided help with some immediate needs. But there is a lot more we can and will do.
Who are The Friends of the Wichitas?
The Friends of the Wichitas is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental education opportunities for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer members conduct interpretive tours and work in the visitor center.
Interested in becoming a member? Join today!