Friends of Ottawa NWR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) co-operating association established in 1997 to promote the preservation of the natural and historical resources of the Refuge, foster its use and enjoyment by the public consistent with the protection and preservation of its environment, and engage in such educational, scientific, and civic activities as will assist the management of the refuge in carrying out its mandates.
Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge increases awareness and capacity of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex by engaging others and advocating for conservation initiatives.
Learn more about the National Wildlife Refuge System.
How you can help support conservation in the Lake Erie marshes...
The Wildlife Window
"Richard wanted to create a living tribute to her. He wanted to help provide an opportunity for people, especially children, to observe and enjoy the outdoors. Working with the Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and the refuge staff, particularly Justin Woldt, the idea of a Wildlife Window was conceived".... read more.
Take a virtual tour of Ottawa NWR.