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The Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is a volunteer-run organization with members who care about the Willamette Valley Refuges as natural resources and work to protect them. We directly support the Refuge Complex achieve its goals, which include habitat restoration, environmental education, community outreach, and more! We are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Browse our web site to see the kind of activities in which you can take part and what work we do.

Friends' Mission

Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is:

  • Promoting the conservation of the natural resources of the refuge complex;
  • Fostering awareness and appreciation of the complex through educational and recreational opportunities; and
  • Participating in activities that help the complex achieve its goals.

The Willamette Valley is located between the Cascade and Coastal ranges in Oregon and stretches from the Oregon-Washington border south to the city of Eugene. Historically, it was a land of wet prairies, dry prairies, oak savannas, and mixed woodlands. Today, most of this land has been developed. The refuges of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex represent a significant portion of what historic habitat is left.

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We invite YOU to join the Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex! Membership is open to any individual, family, or organization interested in supporting the Refuge Complex through donations of time, money, or both. All dues and donations are tax-deductible and will be used to fund current and future projects on the refuges.

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