Category Archive: Conservation Advocacy

NWRA Brings Director of “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society to D.C.

Birgie Vertesch, Executive Director of the ”Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, a non profit organization supporting the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlfie (NWR) Refuge in Sanibel, Florida, traveled to Washington D.C. this week. She made the trip to let members of Congress …

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NWRA Brings Friends to Washington

On Thursday September 26, 17 Friends members and partners from all over the United States flew into Washington, D.C. to speak with their Representatives and Senators in support of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Carrying a unified message of robust …

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September: National Wilderness Month

  President Obama has declared September to be National Wilderness Month in honor of the 49th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The Wilderness Act, signed into law by President  Lyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964, is a designation only …

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Refuge Friends Testify before House Subcommittee on Refuge Bills

On April 25, two refuge Friends members testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oceans, Wildlife and Insular Affairs regarding two bills concerning the Refuge System. Mary Harper of the Friends of Forsythe NWR in New Jersey, testified on …

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NWRA and Partners Submit Testimony and Advocate for the FY14 Budget

Friends Ed Graham and Mary Harper stand with Jim Kurth, Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System, after testifying on two refuge related bills in front of the .

The appropriations season is in full swing in Washington, DC, with debates on budgets and refuge policy occurring every day. The National Wildlife Refuge Association and its diverse membership of Refuge Friends, private landowners, and sportsmen have been actively providing …

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NWRA Hosts Friends ‘Fly-In’

Friends on Hill 08

Seventeen Friends Groups from 15 states around the country were represented at the 2013 Refuge Friends Fly In, which brought Refuge Friends to Capitol Hill to advocate for Refuge System funding. Carrying a unified message of robust funding for both …

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Three Actions You Can Take Right Now to Help Refuges

Three Actions You Can Take Right Now to Help Refuges Feeling frustrated and helpless with the impacts budget cuts are having on your local refuge and the Refuge System? Not sure what to do? Three actions you and your Friends …

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Save The Date: 2013 Refuge Friends “Fly In”

RAISE YOUR VOICE IN SUPPORT OF THE REFUGE SYSTEM 2013 Refuge Friends “Fly In” Please join the National Wildlife Refuge Association on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Washington D.C. to urge your members of Congress to …

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NWRA and Friends of Alaska Refuges Hail Decision to Kill the “Road to Nowhere” Through Izembek NWR

The National Wildlife Refuge Association and the Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges today hailed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) decision to oppose a land transfer that would have allowed for construction of a 30-mile, $30-million gravel road …

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House Passes Sandy Supplemental Bill, Including $68 Million for FWS

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $50.7 billion bill to rebuild areas affected by Superstorm Sandy last night. This is the second Hurricane Sandy related emergency funding action taken by the 113th Congress. The first bill, which passed both …

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