Our Friends' organization has a successful relationship with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Refuge staff. Our mission is clear: we exist to support the work of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges to protect wildlife and the habitat needed for the wild to thrive.
A recent article in the June 1st edition of the Levy Citizen describes the many projects past, present and future that the Friends organization has undertaken to protect and promote the approximately 55 miles of Refuge property along the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico, and the 53,000 acres of forest on the Lower Suwannee NWR. The Cedar Keys NWR encompasses 13 islands accessible only by boat. These islands are managed as rookeries for colonial nesting birds, creating protected lands where birds can thrive.
Click here to link to the Levy County Citizen's article to learn more about Friends and what to do and see on the Refuges.