We are the Friends group for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. Our mission 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.
Monday, December 2-General Membership meeting and Christmas potluck dinner for the Friends of the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. Meat, rolls and drinks will be provided. Bring a side dish-vegetable, salad or dessert-and join in the festivities. The Nature Store will be open before and after the meeting.
Friday, December 6-Christmas Open House in the Nature Store. 1-6 p.m. Gift wrapping available. Don’t forget the 10% discount for Friends members.
Saturday, December 7-Nature Nuts preschool program, 10 a.m., at the Visitor Center for adults with children ages 3-6. This program will take a break in January and then resume again in February.
Saturday, January 18-First-ever Winter Bird Count 4 Kids at the refuge. Refuge Ranger Terri Jacobson will have more details to come.
Saturday, February 1-Lake Caroline reopens, featuring the now-completed boat launch and fishing pier.
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 Street 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.