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Sponsor Your Wildlife Refuge
With the Refuge's limited budget, Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge steps in to help. Each year, the Refuge asks us to set aside $30,000+ to use for the Visitor Services Program, Biology Program, Law Enforcement, Maintenance, and Environmental Education.
Each year, we raise funds for:
The Friends support Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge through a variety of outreach events and fundraising benefits. Some events hosted in the past include:
LAND ACQUISITION AND RESTORATION
One of the Friends goals is to create a $500,000 Land Acquisition and Restoration account which will help to purchase and restore critical habitats identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Sponsors for Land Acquisition and Restoration can feel particularly proud because their funds will be used in the revolving account, replenished by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with each sale. Funds will be used in perpetuity for acquisition and restoration projects, helping to expand Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and support these critical habitats for wildlife and people.
Why sponsor your refuge?
Sponsors will be included in the Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Annual Report, quarterly newsletters and e-blasts, at special events, and on our website and social media accounts.
Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge members from NW Ohio and those from across the country will recognize your contribution to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
The critical wetland habitats of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex are imperative to our ecosystem and water quality. Wetlands act as a filter, removing pollutants before they infiltrate our drinking water. The wetlands also provide nesting and stopover habitat for migratory birds. Sponsoring the Refuge means that you are making an impact on the environment.
Your company can make a difference.
Ways to Support