The Friends of Laguna Atascosa NWR is made up of people like you who care about the Refuge and the incredible and unique diversity of plants and wildlife found here. We are conservationists, wildlife watchers, volunteers, birders, photographers, students, outdoor enthusiasts, ranchers, educators, nature lovers, anglers, hunters, business people and more.
Established in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our purpose is to protect, support and enhance the Refuge. The Friends of LANWR receive funding through memberships, grants, sponsorships, and donations, 100% of which goes toward wildlife conservation.
Resources for supplies are often difficult to come by. The birds at feeding stations depend on our ability to feed them consistently. Tools and supplies to care for the gardens and the birds is always appreciated. WISH LIST
Supporting the FRIENDS by membership insures sustaining funds for operations, events, and conservation needs. As a FRIEND you can get involved in all those initiatives and enjoy the company of your peers! BECOME A FRIEND
Manpower is another critically unstable resource, consider volunteering. Positions are available with flexibility to fit any time you may have to give. Volunteer cleanups, maintenance, and gardening are a constant need. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Make a Donation
Donations are critical to raising sufficient funds to address the many needs at the Refuge. Donations of any size are welcome. Donors may also select where they would like their donation to be allocated.DONATION INFORMATION
Symbolically adopting an Ocelot is a great way to support the Ocelot program and makes a great gift!ADOPT-AN-OCELOT
Shop at our Online Store
The Friends Nature Store @ Laguna Atascosa helps support many of the programs though sales of t-shirts, books, unique pins and earrings, caps, snacks and drinks and a lot more. Check it out! GO SHOPPING!
Visit the Nature Store @ the Refuge Visitor Center
Save Texas Ocelots License Plates
The last remaining breeding populations of ocelots in the United States are only in Texas. You can help save these beautiful endangered cats and spread the word about protecting Texas Ocelots by buying this specialty license plate for an additional fee of $30 (the $70 fee is for personalizing the plate rather than using state issued numbers/letters). The non-profit organization, Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, will receive $22 from the sale of each Save Texas Ocelot License plate, 100% of which goes to ocelot conservation. We thank YOU for helping keep ocelots thriving as part of our Great Texas Natural Heritage.