Friends of the Patuxent Wildlife Research
Center and Patuxent Research Refuge, Inc. is a designated Section 501(c) (3) public
charity. It is a membership organization whose mission is to financially support the
research of the
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
and the environmental education, outreach, and recreation missions at the
Patuxent Research Refuge.
Our Combined Federal Campaign designation number is 7542 and Maryland Charitable Organization Registration - 2348
of Patuxent FAQs
Who Are the Friends of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and
Patuxent Research Refuge, Inc?
is a tax-exempt (501(c)3) membership organization made up of people who share interests in and concerns about wildlife, the outdoors, and education.
How do the Friends support the Refuge and Research Center?
The Friends raise funds
for the educational programs, exhibits, and outreach opportunities undertaken by the Refuge and for research conducted by the Wildlife Research Center focusing on
, environmental contaminants, loss of habitat, migratory birds, and many other topics vital to the well being of wildlife throughout this country.
How do the Friends raise funds?
In addition to membership dues, the Friends operate the
bookstore located in the lobby of the National Wildlife Visitor Center and the very popular Wildlife Conservation
Interpretive Tram tour
on the Refuge. Fundraising events are held throughout the year, most notably, the annual
Patuxent Wildlife Art Show and Sale
in the Spring. The Friends also seek and administer research grants from concerned foundations, organizations and individual donors. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Does the Friends Organization pay fundraisers?
How do I join the Friends?
Please click on the membership page button below to go to the membership page.
The best way to get more information on these wonderful institutions is to visit their web sites by clicking on the following: