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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.

 

News

April 25, 2022
2022 Maxwell Award Winners
Congratulations to Aidyn Shingleton and Ruby Romano, our Maxwell Award winners for 2022. More information will be in the next newsletter.

April 21, 2022
Friends to Host Training
Friends will host the Refuge Volunteer Training Refresher online Thursday, April 28th at 1:00pm. Refuge staff will send the meeting invite to existing volunteers via email.

March 15, 2022
Winter Issue of The Brant
The Winter 2022 issue of The Brant is now avilable here.

February 2, 2022
Oyster Farm Proposal
The Sequim Gazette has an article about the proposed oyster farm within the Refuge: https://www.sequimgazette.com/news/concerns-remain-over-tribes-oyster-farm-in-dungeness-bay/ Learn more about the proposed oyster farm here.

January 18, 2022
Maxwell Award
The 2022 John and Margaret Maxwell Environmental Conservation Scholarship Application is now avilable 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.

January 13, 2022
Officers Elected
Officers for the Friends Board of Directors were elected at today's meeting: Jason West, President; Jeanie McNamara, Vice President; Bruce Brod, Treasurer; Ellie Ausmus, Secretary.

December 27, 2021
Autumn Issue of The Brant
The Autumn 2021 issue of The Brant is now avilable here.

November 11, 2021
Annual Meeting
Board Members for the Friends Board of Directors were elected at the Friends Annual Meeting today. Board members are: Ellie Ausmus, Bruce Brod, Jessie Christiansen, Linda Gutowski, Jeanie McNamara, Jason West, and Judi White. 2021 accomplishments were reviewed as were the goals for 2022. 

October 6, 2021
Summer Issue of The Brant
The Summer 2021 issue of The Brant is now avilable here.

September 2021
Oyster Farm Proposal Update
In July 2021 Washington State Department of Natural Resources approved a land lease for the proposed oyster farm, within the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Obtaining this lease was one of the final hurdles in the approval process.

While operations are expected to begin in October, there are two issues remaining that will need to be resolved: access and monitoring. Read more here.

August 3, 2021
Fire on Protection Island
A wildfire on Protection Island sent a plume of smoke toward Cape George. Multiple agencies are responding.

Update: approximately 22 acres burned, primarily within the WDFW Zella Schultz Seabird Sanctuary. The cause is unknown. If you have information about this incident please contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement at 877-933-9847, via website, or through text message.

Irina Roybal and Rylie Hough Maxwell Award Winners 2021 Sequim, Washington

Congratulations to Irina and Rylie, Maxwell Award winners.

May 20, 2021
2021 Maxwell Award Winners
The Friends have selected two Sequim High School seniors to receive the John and Margaret Maxwell Future of Conservation Award. Irina Roybal and Rylie Hough were selected as this year’s recipients, each receiving $1,500. Congratulations Irina and Rylie!

May 8, 2021
Spring Issue of The Brant
The Spring 2021 issue of The Brant is now avilable here.

March 22, 2021
2021 Maxwell Awards
Friends are offering up to three $1,000 awards to Sequim High School seniors this year. If you are a Sequim High School senior and would like to apply visit here. Or if you would like to help support a student pursuing a path in environmental conservation please consider a donation to fund these awards here.

March 16, 2021
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.

Project Swan Safe Sequim, Washington

Friends is a partner of Project Swan Safe. Photo by Allan Byrd.

February 13, 2021
Friends Donate to Project Swan Safe
Project Swan Safe and Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society are raising funds to bury power lines that have been injuring and killing swans in Sequim. Friends of Dungeness NWR is a project partner. Please consider making a donation to the project here. #ProjectSwanSafe

January 30, 2021
Dungeness NWR Featured in New Series
What Fuels You is a new online series by Erika Gilsdorf. Sponsored by The National Wildlife Refuge Association, Erika is traveling the country in her electric vehicle to visit wildlife refuges. In late December her first stop was Dungeness. Read the article here. Or watch the video here.

January 21, 2021
Project Swan Safe
As reported in the Autumn 2020 edition of The Brant, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society is working with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stop the ongoing injury and death of Trumpeter Swans caused by the power lines along Kirner Road in Clallam County, Washington. Learn more about this project here.

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Newsletter

Winter 2022

Brant Newsletter 2022

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