What we're about
This Meetup group provides free events and activities centered around the Big 6 wildlife-dependent recreational uses for National Wildlife Refuge visitors - hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, environmental education and interpretation. This group is sponsored by the Refuge Friends, Inc. The Refuge comes first, both in our name and as our focus. The mission of Refuge Friends Inc is to assist the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge with its mission to “work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance the fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefits of the American people.”
Our Refuge Friends objectives include:
-Management of the Long Meadow Lake and Rapids Lake Visitor Centers Blufftop
-Bookshops to provide welcome and information to visitors.
-Fundraising to support environmental education,
-Providing advocacy for and raising awareness of the Refuge.