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Check the Calendar!

Jun 1, 2018
Calendar

Want to know what is happening? Check out the calendar to see upcoming events, activities and opportunities! There’s always lots happening on the refuge.  Click here to see the calendar.

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Members Meeting/Potluck – 10 am Saturday June 2nd

Jun 1, 2018

On Saturday, June 2nd a 10 a.m. immediately following the training tour, is the potluck lunch and Members Meeting at the Environmental Education Center. If you want to check out becoming more involved with Friends of the Wichitas, this is a great opportunity to get to know other volunteers and enjoy some quality time with other…

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Invasive Plant Round-up June 9th

May 22, 2018

The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be hosting their fourth annual Invasive Plant Round-Up on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Come learn about the most damaging invasive plants in southwestern Oklahoma and help Refuge staff remove eastern red cedar, common mullein, musk thistle, prickly lettuce and other invasive plants. The…

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Litter Pickup Tues. June 5th at 8 am

May 22, 2018

Did you know that the First Tuesday of every month we designate as “Litter Pick-Up Day” on The Refuge. We meet at the Visitors Center at 9:00 AM ( 8:00 AM during the Hot Summer) and pick up litter till around noon and then adjourn to Ann’s for lunch. You don’t have to be a…

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Book signing May 26-28th

May 18, 2018

Steven Hunter, an accomplished nature photographer, will be signing his latest book The Wichita Mountains, An Oklahoma Treasure at the Nature Store in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge visitor Center from 10 to 5 each day. His photography hangs in private homes and businesses, and graces the lodge and cabins of Mount Magazine State Park in Arkansas.…

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Mullein Adventure, Sat Mar 31st

Mar 20, 2018

On Saturday, March 31 we will be pulling the invasive plant mullein.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 and plan on being gone for 4 hours. Bring work gloves,water and a snack and be prepared to walk two or more miles over rough ground with boulders. Let Helen know at  volunteer@friendsofthewichitas.org if you will be coming so…

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Mt Scott picnic area cleanup March 28th

Mar 19, 2018
Mt Scott

Those interested in helping clear the Mt. Scott picnic area should meet there at 9 on Wednesday, March 28.  The jobs include mowing, weed eating, lopping tree limbs and moving brush.  Bring work gloves, water and a snack.  Work for a couple of hours or all day.  We usually take a lunch break at Ann’s…

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It's Spring Break

Mar 18, 2018
Nature Quest

This week is Spring Break so the refuge will be really busy.  There will be extra trash and lots of people on the trails. If you do go out on your own and pick up trash be sure and record your volunteer hours in the notebook in the Visitor Center.  If you have never done…

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The new fence is up! Pictures

Jan 31, 2018

FOW and Refuge staff have finished the new Prairie Dog Town fence and it is looking good! Here are a few pictures.

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New fence at prairie dog town!

Jan 25, 2018

Help rebuild the fence at prairie dog town Thursday January 25, and Friday January 26.  If you are available on any of those days your help will be greatly appreciated.  Bring work gloves, snacks and water. We will probably continue this work the following week. Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. or go to prairie dog town.…

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