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National Wildlife Refuge


Board Meetings are bi-monthly at 5:30pm the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at the Refuge Headquarters. If you would like to attend, please send an email to friends(at) for current information.

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Paid Memberships can now share photos. Login and upload them to your very own Photo Album!

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Doeskin Ranch, 10654 South FM 1174, Bertram TX 78605
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Friends Workshop

    Spring Photo Stroll

    Grab your camera and capture spring in the Texas Hill Country.

    Led by Master Naturalists knowledgeable in photography, native plants and birds you will stroll through the wildflowers, shoot a babbling creek, get a shot of native and migrating songbirds or capture the views.

    This is a slow stroll so you'll have plenty of time for photography and experts will be on hand will help with identification of flora and fauna.

    Registration open only until 4/27, will be cut off at 25 attendees.

    This program is free to paid Friends of Balcones members and only $10 for non-members. Payments CAN NOT be accepted on the day of the stroll. Checks may be sent to-

    Friends of Balcones

    PO Box 4678

    Lago Vista TX 78645

    • Sunday, May 07, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Peaceful Springs, 8030 South FM 1174, Bertram TX 78605

    Let's have some Fun!

    Here's your chance to see the newest Refuge acquisition, Peaceful Springs. Bring the whole family and have a picnic.

    Refuge Manager Kelly Purkey will share the "State of the Refuge at 1:30. Afterwards take a walking tour of this unique slice of the Hill Country, chow down on hot dogs and all the fixin's or watch the kids play games.

    Meet your Board of Directors, ask questions and contribute your ideas.

    This is a FUN get together for all the Friends members, friends & family.

    Please register all attending so we can get an accurate food count.

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