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Phone: 561-734-8303
10216 Lee Rd
Boynton Beach
Florida 33437
USA
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Target demographics: the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Lead a nature walk, work in our gift shop, make phone calls, write thank-you notes, pull weeds from our butterfly garden, help us with our luncheon, find sponsors for our calendar ads, you name it!

Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County, FL

Programs: Everglades Day and other events to raise awareness and appreciation of the Refuge and the greater Everglades ecosystem. We are currently raising funds for a self-guided tour of the Refuge that you will be able to experience using your cell phone or smart phone.

Mission:
The mission of the Friends is to promote a better understanding and appreciation of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the entire Everglades system. Members and volunteers of the Friends provide environmental education and public outreach.
Results:
The Friends helped raise the funds to build and maintain the interactive exhibits in the Visitor Center, to create the signs on the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk, and to build the Lee Road fishing pier. The Friends help sponsor and organize the annual Everglades Day Family Festival in February. The Friends are currently raising funds for a self-guided tour that will allow visitors to learn more about the Refuge and the Everglades using their cell phones or smart phones.

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09/08/13
We've been winter volunteers at Loxahatchee NWR for three different years now, and have also volunteered at several other National Wildlife Refuges, and have never seen a more active, dedicated Friends Group. Their involvement with the community is unsurpassed, at least in our experience. Most ... more »
09/08/13
I visited Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge for years before learning about the volunteer program. I immediately volunteered and soon found myself on the Board. The Refuge provides so many opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife. The bird walks and canoe trail were always my favorite things to do ... more »
09/07/13
Shortly after becoming a resident of Palm Beach County in 1998, I learned of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge by attending an art exhibit there by artist Clyde Butcher. That led me to become a member of the Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. There was ... more »
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