~ Get a head start on the Trash to Treasure Contest this year. See below. ~ French Creek Watershed History Program, February 26 ~ Spring Clean Up Day, Sunday, April 3rd ~



Trash to Treasure Contest is back!

For information and entry form go here.



Don't forget about the Erie NWR in the winter!

The Deer Run Trail and Tsuga Trail are great for cross-country skiers and snowshoers!




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

Board of Director's Meeting
Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30PM, Refuge Headquarters Building
Guys Mills, PA

French Creek Watershed History
February 26
6:30 PM
Erie NWR Visitor’s Center

Spring Cleanup 2016
Sunday April 3, 2016
1-4PM
Meet at the Visitor's Center
in Guys Mills.


News Headlines

Upcoming Programs At The Erie National Wildlife Refuge

There are two educational programs coming to the ENWR this Winter and Spring...

2016 Erie National Wildlife Refuge Trash to Treasure Contest

This year you can get a head start on our Annual Trash to Treasure Contest...



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