Our Mission and Goals
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges, Inc. is to support and advocate for the seven refuges within the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex and to promote public understanding of the need to protect and preserve wildlife and wildlife habitat.
Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges is a group of concerned citizens of coastal Georgia and South Carolina who share an interest in seeing that the seven national Wildlife Refuges within our area are maintained and protected as sanctuaries for wild creatures and the habitat they need to survive.
Our seven local refuges are part of a much larger national system that is under-funded and under-staffed. Ongoing budget battles at the Federal level will put additional pressures on the system, making volunteer support for the system even more important.
Refuges are national treasures that ensure the survival of our native wildlife and wildlife habitat: they must be protected and nurtured. Friends groups provide an opportunity for lots of regular folks to volunteer their time, money, and sweat to assist the US Fish & Wildlife Service staff in carrying out this mission. The one thing that all of us have in common is that we care about our local National Wildlife Refuges and are willing to organize and work to protect them.
Friends group activities include: working closely with and supporting the efforts of the F&WS staff assigned to our refuges; public outreach and education; fund raising; staffing Visitor Centers and Nature Stores; refuge maintenance and improvement; advocating for the refuges at all levels of government, and much more.
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