Friends of Wertheim

National Wildlife Refuge



The Friends of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (FOW) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enduring protection, management and appreciation of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and its environment. 


Welcome to Friends of Wertheim NWR 

Friends of Wertheim NWR was formed by a group of people who love and value the Wertheim Refuge. It is our goal to support the refuge by providing educational and interpretive workshops and programs. When feasible we supply financial assistance to the Refuge.


·         Provide volunteer projects, services, and general assistance to the Refuge.

·         Cultivate greater public appreciation of nature.

·         Promote interpretive programs, special events, and public awareness of the ecological importance of the Refuge

·         Environmental action to protect our Refuge and its environs.

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Long Island Refuge Complex is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Complex consists of ten national wildlife refuge units throughout the island.   As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Complex is committed to protecting and managing wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Refuge Events

  • Bird Walks
  • Canoe Trips
  • Watercolor Workshops
  • Nature Walks
  • International Migratory Bird Day Celebration ............and much more
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