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2019 Summer Overlook


Friends of Iroquois NWR Treasurer position is available to someone interested in contributing to the organization and the refuge!  Much of the work can be done at home utilizing flexible hours.  Communication with the store staff, FINWR President and the refuge staff makes the job interesting and fulfilling.  Training and mentoring will be available by the current Treasurer. This could be your way of giving to the refuge!

Please contact Chuck Fourtner: or 716-860-2542


The 2019 Summer/Fall Iroquois Observation Program Brochure is now available. Here is the link... IO 2019 Summer_Fall.

Audio Tours are available for the Swallow Hollow and for the Feeder Road Trails.

Who We are

The Friends 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.  Friends was incorporated on February 25, 2000

FINWR 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 refuge.

Reasons to Support

  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR) is visited by an estimated 50,000 people each year. These visitors include hikers, 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. Check with your tax advisor.
  • INWR is the only National Wildlife Refuge in Western New York
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