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NWRA Launches Updated Website; Features Blogs, Enhanced Wildlife Sections, Easier Access to Group’s Social Media Sites

Washington D.C. – The National Wildlife Refuge Association launched its new website last Friday afternoon and already visitors to the site are telling the group they like what they see.

“Our members, Friends groups and partners are all telling us they like the new blogs, the enhanced wildlife sections and how much easier it is to find and access the donations page and our social media sites – Facebook and Twitter,” said Evan Hirsche, NWRA president.

In addition, Hirsche said the new site features six pages that highlight the group’s “Beyond the Boundaries” projects – large-landscape conservation initiatives that protect wildlife habitat and migration corridors around refuges. The site also has a new “Get Involved” section that shows viewers many of the ways they can get engaged with NWRA and refuges, including joining refuge Friends groups, participating in recreational opportunities on national wildlife refuges, entering the organization’s tremendously successful photo contest, and taking action for refuges and wildlife on NWRA’s Refuge Action Network.

One of the new areas under development within the enhanced website is a section where the organization’s affiliated Friends groups will be able to come together and share information and resources. A partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this will be one of the most-visited and frequently-used functions of the new website.

“The new site will also make it easier for visitors to make donations to NWRA,” said Emily Keller, NWRA’s Major Gifts Manager. “Gifts from individuals are more important than ever in helping the organization achieve it conservation mission and we wanted to make it simple and intuitive for contributors.”

Hirsche praised Keller and Patrick Woolford, NWRA’s Communications Associate, for their outstanding efforts in leading staff and a team of consultants in the website rebuild.

The URL for the site remains the same, www.refugeassociation.org. The Facebook page address is still www.facebook.com/Refuge Association. The group’s Twitter account can be accessed via @WildRefuge.

Contact: Tony Dolle, 615-870-7700, jadolle53@gmail.com

The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge Association is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect, enhance, and expand the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries that secure its ecological integrity.

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