Ten-Year Strategic Goals – 2013-2022Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge by using our Oak Harbor road trip planner.
Friends of Ottawa NWR provides substantial support for Refuge Complex operations, organizing and funding a variety of programs and projects. We will make major contributions to the long-term health and vibrancy of the Refuge and its management.
People from near and far experience the Refuge Complex in person and through the internet as a world-class destination for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, students, and families. We will bring increasing numbers of visitors here without harming the wildlife or the habitat.
With significant help from Friends of Ottawa, the Refuge Complex will grow. We will increase the amount of habitat available and grow wildlife populations in accordance with the Comprehensive Conservation Plan.
Friends of Ottawa will be a strong and influential voice with national, state and local leaders about the importance of conservation in general and of the Refuge Complex in particular. We will actively advocate for the land, water, air, and wildlife.
Friends of Ottawa will be a strong organization with sufficient human and financial capacity to achieve our mission and goals. We will build a structure that is durable, sustainable, and held up as a national model among Friends associations.
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge reviews
This is my home away from home. I recommend parking by the visitors center to start. The restrooms there are open all year long and well maintained. The boardwalk has a celebrity screech owl to stop..... more »
I love this wildlife refuge. I have visited here several times and it is amazing. It is a great spot for wildlife photography. NEVER DISAPPOINTED !!!!!! This was our first time visiting in the... more »
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