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Observing snakes during the 9th annual Refuge Celebration at Red River National Wildlife Refuge.

Observing snakes during the 9th annual Refuge Celebration at Red River National Wildlife Refuge.

WHO WE ARE, THE FRIENDS OF RED RIVER NWR

The mission of the Friends of Red River NWR 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please see posts by both the Red River NWR and the Friends of Red River NWR on Facebook or visit the Red River Refuge’s website at  www.fws.gov/northlouisiana/RedRiver where you will see maps and lists of regulations as well as refuge history and general information.

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 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.  A second dedicated entrance, east of the main entrance, leads to the boat launching area.

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Friends Meeting May 4 is About Red River Cleanups…

Friends of Red River NWR Set Free, Public Meeting on Red River Cleanups, Past and Present “Red River Cleanups, Past and Present” will be the topic Monday, May 4 at the open-to-the-public meeting of the Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge. It will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the refuge’s Visitor Center at …

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More Photos of Fun at the Annual Festival

Photographer and Nature Store volunteer Sharon Collins has shared some of the images she shot during the 9th annual Refuge Festival and Open House held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge.  Enjoy!

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Multiyear Partnership Results in 1,731 New Acres for Red River NWR

From the Conservation Fund, USFWS and Red River National Wildlife Refuge Press Release (10/22/14) Louisiana’s Red River NWR Gets Big Boost; Land and Water Conservation Fund Enables Protection of Restored, Priority Forestland at Red River National Wildlife Refuge Natchitoches Parish, La. – Young cypress, oak and hickory trees will welcome tens of thousands of migrating …

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Canoeing All the Rage at Annual Refuge Celebration

More than 70 of the 700-800 visitors to the Red River NWR Refuge Celebration donned life vests and tried out a canoe or kayak on Lake Caroline Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The activity was made possible by volunteers from the Bayou chapter of the Ozark Society. Once the paddlers got past the near-shore plants and undergrowth, …

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Volunteers Make the Day at Annual Refuge Celebration

More than 85 individuals volunteered their time and expertise for the 9th annual Refuge Celebration at Red River National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.  The Friends group offers special thanks and extreme appreciation to those pictured here and to all those who volunteered.  The festival couldn’t happen without you!  Thanks again.

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