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Friends of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
715 Holgerson Rd., Sequim, WA 98382

Friends of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Beautiful Spring Day at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge was founded in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in protecting the rich habitat of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. We provide support for educational, interpretive, and outreach activities that enhance public understanding and promote stewardship for this unique natural resource.



March 8, 2024
Latest Issue of The Brant
The Autumn 2023/Winter 2024 issue of The Brant is now available here.

March 1, 2024
2024 Season Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 3:00pm–5:00pm
Dungeness River Nature Center, Sequim, WA
Learn about oyster farminng in Dungeness Bay with guest speaker Jim Parsons, CEO Jamestown Seafood Company
Please register to attend by sending an email

November 6, 2023
Summer Issue of The Brant
The Summer 2023 issue of The Brant is now available here.

August 18, 2023
Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Over Oyster Farm
Three environmental groups are suing US Department of the Interior for not protecting Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge from industrial aquaculture. Read more here.

July 27, 2023
Dave is Retiring
Refuge Volunteer Coordinator, Dave Falzetti will be retiring at the end of July. Dave served nearly 24 years. His humor, knowledge, and leadership will be missed. We hope to see you on the Refuge Dave!

July 13, 2023
2020 – 2022 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Friends hosted the first Volunteer Appreciation banquet in three years. Look for additional photos in the next newsletter.

Volunteer of the Year - Laura Davis, Ellie Ausmus, Jason West

Pictured from left: Laura Davis, Volunteer of the Year 2022; Ellie Ausmus, Volunteer of the Year 2021; and Jason West, Volunteer of the Year 2020. Congratulations to all volunteers for your hard work.

June 17, 2023
Spring Issue of The Brant
The Spring 2023 issue of The Brant is now available here.

June 6, 2023
2023 Maxwell Awards Presented
Friends have selected two Sequim High School seniors as recipients for this year’s Maxwell Awards. Sammie Bacon and Jenna Finley will each receive a $1,500 scholarship toward their college education. Sammie is pursuing a career as a wildlife biologist and hopes to work at Olympic National Park. Jenna is interested in a wildlife ecology career. Congratulations Sammie and Jenna!

March 31, 2023
Winter Issue of The Brant
The Winter 2023 issue of The Brant is now available here.

March 4, 2023
Tribe Seeks Management Role
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) received a request from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe seeking a management role for Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge as part of Title IV of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. This allows tribes to take on government functions, or stewardship, of their historic and traditional lands and waters. Dungeness and Protection Island are both areas of historic significance for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. The scope of co-stewardship, funding, and the Refuge programs involved are currently under discussion.

February 10, 2023
Maxwell Award
The 2023 John and Margaret Maxwell Environmental Conservation Scholarship Application is now available here. Senior students at Sequim High School interested in pursuing an environmental or conservation related degree are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Maxwell Award here.

Friends present Birds of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Friends hosted an online educational event with Judith White on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Click the video above to watch now.



Friends Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 9, 2023
2:30 pm via Zoom
Email us if you wish to join.


T-shirt Fundraiser

Friends T-shirts are now available
for anyone to purchase $25.
Email to order

Friends T-shirt available to purchase



Autumn '23/Winter '24

Brant Newsletter 2024

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