of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. (FINWR) is
a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public
awareness of the Iroquois
National Wildlife Refuge and to helping the community
understand its mission and goals.
has secured funding from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation,
the National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation Centennial Legacy Fund, the Wild
Birds Unlimited Pathways to Nature Program,
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, the Iroquois
Job Corp, as well as help from our members. More
funding is needed. FINWR is able to raise funds
to be allocated for specific, much-needed projects on the
Reasons for Supporting
Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. (FINWR)
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR) is visited
by an estimated 50,000 people each year. These visitors
bird watchers, hunters, fishermen, photographers, students
of conservation and wildlife and others.
Donations to FINWR
may qualify for matching funds.
Donations are tax deductible.
FINWR is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.
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INWR is the only National Wildlife Refuge in
Western New York
Projects completed or initiated by Friends
of Iroquois NWR:
Provided camera equipment so that the public
and staff can view live Kestrels, bluebirds and tree
breeding and nesting season with no disturbance
to the birds.
Supporting interns for refuge related projects.
Hollow Nature Trail completed and dedicated. FINWR
provided partnerships, financing, planning
and volunteer hours
to complete this $500,000 project, which
is now used for pleasure and educational programs. There
along this trail!
Provided benches and rehabilitation
to Kanyoo Trail so that visitors can view wildlife
and nature. Partnered
Scouts, Iroquois Job Corps, and HSBC
for this project. Interpretive signs created and installed.
control structure purchased and installed on Cayuga
sub-impoundment to enhance shore
bird habitat and wildlife
Supporting the Canisius Ambassadors
for Conservation program which has introduced
children and adults to the
N.W. Refuge System, giving them an
understanding of nature, biodiversity and conservation.
In 2016, 1,258
and chaperones from 20 schools participated.
the drilling of a well which monitors ground water
Supporting educational opportunities for volunteers
Volunteers generally contribute several
thousand hours of service each
FINWR continues to support special
events such as the Youth
Fishing Derby, the Spring
Observations program, Youth
Waterfowl Orientation Day, Annual Photo
Contest, Purple Martin
Program, Blue Bird
a roadside trash pickup around
In 2016, FINWR continued
to support additionally the Seneca
and new interpretive
the Visitor Center.
Nature Store provides nature related gifts and books
being used to
support the projects
of the refuge.
to expand membership and seek donations.
Friends of Iroquois National
1101 Casey Road, Basom,
Phone: (585) 948-5445 Fax:
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