Be a Friend of the Nature Store
We have an opportunity to take over the management of the nature store and need YOUR help to meet our matching $38,000 grant from the McMahon Foundation.
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
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.
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.
What Does the Association Do?
- Donate funds and equipment to the refuge to enhance visitor enjoyment of the visitor center and other refuge public use programs.
- Publish a monthly newsletter containing helpful hints of wildlife viewing, announcing upcoming tours, and giving visitors an in depth look at refuge wildlife.
- Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.
February 2, 2016
Have you been to the Visitor Center since the new carpet was installed?...
January 7, 2016
The In Search of Eagles Tours start up this weekend. Tours are January...
October 30, 2015
The Fall Foliage Tours are upon us once again. The members only tour is...
April 2, 2015
The WMWR & the Friends of the Wichitas unveil the new Geology Hike/Tour this...