The Rookery Nature Store and Ottawa Refuge Visitor Center have been closed due to COVID-19 since March 16, and our hearts are breaking a little more each day. Springtime is a crucial season for Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge as the increased visitation allows us to raise $50,000 - $70,000 for the refuge through our Nature Store and spring events. With our income streams frozen for the foreseeable future we are crushed and struggling, but we are not beaten.
Being shut down this spring will mean impacts to our priority areas of support including:
-Field Trip Transportation Grants
We know that our community is resilient and that what we do on a regular basis makes an impact at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Friends of Ottawa NWR still has work to do and more than 10,000 acres of critical shoreline habitats to support. We don't know what the future will bring, but we do know that the refuge still desperately needs your help. Donating today will make sure that we can get back on track once this crisis is over. Can you help?
Donations to Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.