Join Us In Making A Difference!

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(3) c 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.


There are many ways to become a partner in our journey...


Becoming an Advocate demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the Friends organization. The annual membership fee is only $35. 


Advocates are eligible to vote in board elections, participate on a committee and run for a position on the board of directors. Advocates also are invited to member-only events and activities and receive a 15% discount on merchandise purchased at the store (must show card).


Sign up now by clicking the button below to become an Advocate. Your membership fee supports wildlife conservation.  

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. We are closed currently due to COVID-19, but we are now online. Check it out!


There will always be a need for dedicated volunteers! Both the Friends and Refuge need your help. To learn more, click the button below.

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.  Please select this button to learn more.

Adopt-an-Ocelot Program

Symbolically adopting an Ocelot is a great way to support the Ocelot program and makes a great gift!

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