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,
tree swallows, purple martins during the breeding and
nesting season with no disturbance to the birds.
$24,000 to assist INWR with an educational trailer
which will be used for outreach.
Supporting interns for
refuge related projects.
Swallow Hollow Nature Trail
completed and dedicated. FINWR provided partnerships,
and volunteer hours to complete this $500,000
is now used for pleasure and educational
programs. There is now a Guide-by-Cell opportunity along
Provided benches and rehabilitation
to Kanyoo Trail so that visitors can view wildlife
and nature. Partnered
with the Boy Scouts, Iroquois Job Corps,
and HSBC for
this project. Interpretive signs created
FINWR continues to support
and new interpretive trail available near the Visitor
Water control structure purchased
and installed on Cayuga sub-impoundment
to enhance shore
viewing and supported Ducks Unlimited
with the Seneca Pool Restoration.
the Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation program
which over 10 years
and adults to the N.W. Refuge
System, giving them an understanding
Canisius students are assisting
in updating the Guide-by-Cell
Funded the drilling
of a well which monitors ground
educational opportunities for volunteers
of service each year.
Fishing Derby, the
Observations program, Youth
Orientation Day, Annual
Banding, Oak Orchard Audubon
related gifts and
with profits being
to support the
to expand membership and seek donations.
Friends of Iroquois National
1101 Casey Road, Basom,
Phone: (585) 948-5445 Fax:
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