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.
Monday, February 24 2014, 6:30 pm “Night Sounds on the Refuge”
For our February meeting, the Friends of Red River NWR are sponsoring a participatory program, “Night Sounds on the Refuge,” directed by Refuge Ranger Terri Jacobson. Terri will present a short program and play sample recordings to help you identify the various sounds you might hear on the Refuge, after which she will lead a walk on the Refuge trails to listen for night creatures.
Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Clothing and shoes appropriate for walking in the woods recommended. You might want to bring a small flashlight or headlamp.
Social and refreshments at 6:15 pm, followed by the program at 6:30 pm. The program is free and the public is invited.
Sunday, March 2 beginning at 1:30 pm, “Read Across America”
The Red River National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating National Read Across America Day on the afternoon of Sunday, March 2, 2014-a day which also happens to be the birthday of Dr. Seuss, famed children’s author. The annual observation is a project of the National Education Association.
Refuge Volunteers Chantal Stricklin and Bob Flanagan will present Seuss story time and a nature-related craft session at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, respectively, at the RRNWR Visitor Center. The even is free and open to the public. Participants completing either program will receive a certificate in reading.
Nature Nuts program for children
March 1, 10 am
April 5, 10 am
May 3, 10 am
June 7, 10 am
April 12, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm Celebrating the Return of Migratory Songbirds
April 26, 10 am to 2:30 pm Celebrating Earth Day on the Refuge
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.