A NEW CHALLENGE: WE CAN DO IT!!
THANKS To all of you who contributed and put us over the top! With your help, we were able to match the $38,000 grant from the McMahon Foundation. The Friends of the Wichitas was able to take over the Nature Store on October 1st, 2016.
Now let’s save the 1927 Ferguson House listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Located next to the road on Hwy 49, a mile east of the Visitor Center, it was burned in a fire in 2010. The foundation and cobblestone walls remain. We need $70,000 to reconstruct the exterior and fix this eyesore! Click the button to donate now!
Who are The Friends of the Wichitas?
The Friends of the Wichitas is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental education opportunities for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer members conduct interpretive tours and work in the visitor center.
What Does the Association Do?
- Donate funds and equipment to the refuge to enhance visitor enjoyment of the visitor center and other refuge public use programs.
- Publish a monthly newsletter containing helpful hints of wildlife viewing, announcing upcoming tours, and giving visitors an in depth look at refuge wildlife.
- Provide materials and training for volunteer programs interpreters.
May 24, 2017
Reservations beginning June 5, 2017 at 580-429-2197. A perfect opportunity to view wildlife on a...
May 10, 2017
Steven Hunter, an accomplished nature photographer, will be signing his latest book The Wichita Mountains,...
May 9, 2017
Did you know that the First Tuesday of every month we designate as “Litter...
April 24, 2017
Reservations open beginning 4/10/17. Interpreters from the Association of the Friends of the Wichitas...