Owl Prowl Friday, April 25th ~ Egg Education Program, Monday, May 31 ~ Summer Fest, Saturday, June 28th





Two ways for kids to earn a patch while exploring the
Erie National Wildlife Refuge:


Be a Nature Explorer! The “Nature Explorer Program” turns children into nature detectives who must complete tasks or answer questions about the refuge to earn an embroidered "Explorer" patch. Obtain a copy of the "Nature Explorer" booklet from the refuge office or click here.

Let's Go Birding! Kid's Complete birding activities and earn an embroidered "Birding" patch. Obtain a copy of the "Let's Go Birding" booklet from the refuge office or download it by clicking here.



About Us

The Friends of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge is an organization of concerned citizens who appreciate the Refuge’s efforts to protect and improve the natural habitat needed for the wide variety of plants and animals that populate the Refuge grounds as well as providing public recreation and environmental education opportunities. The group’s membership has recognized that the Refuge needs the help and support of good friends and neighbors in order to continue these services for generations to come.

Established January 19, 2006, the Friends group is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the mission and purposes of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge. We provide many vital services to the Refuge such as community outreach, education programs, habitat restoration, special events support, volunteer staff, advocacy and fund raising.



Mission and Goals Statement

The purpose of the Friends of Erie National Wildlife Refuge is to promote conservation, awareness, and appreciation of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge and to provide assistance to Refuge programs.

The Friends' goals are

  1. to increase awareness of the refuge and its mission,
  2. to generate and then allocate funds to support the refuge,
  3. to support refuge programs and projects, and
  4. to advocate for the refuge locally, state-wide, and nationally.


Upcoming Events

Spring Owl Prowl
Friday, April 25 2014
6:30pm Refuge Headquarters Building
Guys Mills, PA

Pre-registration is required.
Call 814-789-3585

Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, May 19, 2014
6:30pm
Headquarters Building, Guys Mills

The Lorax Book Reading
Saturday, May 19, 2014
6:30pm
Headquarters Building, Guys Mills

Pre-registration is required.
Call 814-789-3585


News Headlines

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Upcoming Saturday Programs at the Visitors Center

The Erie National Wildlife Refuge has some programs coming up this Spring and Summer...

Spring Owl Prowl

The Friends of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting an Owl Prowl...



Friends of ENWR
c/o Erie National Wildlife Refuge
11296 Wood Duck Lane
Guys Mills, PA 16327
info@friendsofenwr.org