The principal purpose for which this non-profit corporation is organized is to engage in promoting better awareness, appreciation, and conservation of the natural environment on the refuges of the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex: to promote programs and services that will enhance the quality of the refuges under the jurisdiction of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Louisiana Refuges; and, to work with other agencies and organizations to raise funds and direct resources towards visitor services, educational, interpretative, and environmental projects which, without assistance would not be accomplished solely through the efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
WHO WE ARE
Board of Directors
President Jay Schwander
Vice President Byron Fortier
Secretary Beth Schwander
Treasurer Sue Wilder
2020 Board Members
John Paul Duet
Membership Committee: Byron Fortier
Sponsorship Committee: Michele Hubert
Communications: Sue Wilder
Becky Larkins, Supervisory Refuge Ranger
WHAT WE DO
We support our refuges, our local communities and our organization through education, building partnerships and fund raising.
Education and Awareness
Support Refuge Needs
We support our refuge's mission to educate the public about the environment and conservation.
Leadership in community growth
Develop local community partnerships in support of refuges
We contribute to the growth of our local communities by supporting refuge events.
Increase Organization Resources
Work with local community to increase organization resources
We rely on our members, partners, sponsors and donors to increase our funding and opportunities to build our Friends organization.