New Location, New Activities!
Come learn about the many activities offered at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
The Refuge Headquarters are on FM 1431, just 5 miles west of Lago Vista
We'll have nature based fun activities for the kids, birds of prey, native reptiles, food & drink and more
Find out what a Wildlife Refuge does , this is YOUR public land!
Please join us in our effort to help refuge staff, Friends, volunteers and refuge communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We will be working in partnership with local Friends Groups such as the Friends of Aransas, the Friends of Brazoria, the Friends of Anahuac, and others to get help where it is needed most. We are all part of the Refuge System family and our goal is to provide immediate assistance in the form of resources, supplies, and hot meals.
All contributions and gifts we receive for this purpose will be distributed to Friends Group organizations on the ground in the Harvey impact zone to allocate where the needs are greatest.
Civil servants, Friends Group members, and refuge volunteers dedicate their lives to serving others. Now it is time for us to demonstrate our compassion and gratitude for their hard work and commitment to our nation’s wildlife.
Welcome to the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
The mission of the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is to support, complete, and enhance the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and its diverse ecology and promote its use for recreational, educational, and scientific purposes.
Never before has this support been more important as OUR public lands are threatened.
Our mission is to support, complete, and enhance the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and its diverse ecology and promote its use for recreational, educational, and scientific purposes. Founded in 2002, Friends of Balcones is a 501.c.3 tax-exempt corporation. Headquartered in Lago Vista, Texas, the Friends organization has about 200 members and numerous volunteer-led programs and activities. We are governed by a seven-person Board of Directors and work closely with refuge staff to accomplish our mission.
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