We are the Friends group for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. Our mission is to be an advocate for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge by promoting and participating in the conservation, enhancement, and appreciation of our native wildlife communities through education, fund raising, development of partnerships, and development of onsite projects for volunteers.

Our vision is to be a growing, diverse group of engaged and informed supporters who assist the refuge in reaching its full potential.

We are a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

We are an affiliate member of the National Wildlife Refuge Association.


Nature Nuts program for children

June 7, 10 a.m. 


Please visit www.fws.gov/northlouisiana/RedRiver or www.facebook.com/RedRiverNWR for more information on any of these programs.


Directions to the Headquarters Unit: The Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit and Visitor Center is located along the Red River .75 mile south of the Jimmie Davis/70th Street Bridge at 150 Eagle Bend Point in Bossier City. The Refuge is accessed via a dedicated exit from the new Arthur Ray Teague Parkway extension.


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Girl Scout and Boy Scout Programs

Contact Terri Jacobson at the Refuge at (318) 742-1219 for information concerning ongoing quarterly nature programs for Scouts.

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Home School Program

Home School group programs are held on the second Wednesday of every month from September to April, except for December.  All programs begin at 12:30 p.m. and end between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome; children ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. March 13 program: Private Eye Nature Detectives-Bugs!

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Nature Nuts

The Refuge Nature Nuts Program for families with young children meets at 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month, except for January and July.  We introduce children to nature through stories, puppets, and song.  We explore nature by walking the Refuge trails, looking for clues, playing games, and making natural crafts. Program takes …

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Backpacks for Birders Loaner Program

Through the Friends’ Backpacks for Birders program, backpacks outfitted with binoculars, bird field guide, and a notebook for recording observations, illustrating your Refuge experience, or just taking notes are available for checkout in the Nature Store. We have two sizes of binoculars, one more suitable for adults and one for children, and two different field …

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Put Your Stamp On!

Put Your Stamp On The 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp is now on sale and anyone who enjoys wildlife and natural landscapes should purchase a stamp. Ninety-eight percent of the proceeds from the $15 Duck Stamp support the acquisition of wetlands for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1934, Duck Stamp receipts of over $750 million …

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