Become A Member

Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge are passionate about conservation and the preservation of public lands so future generations can enjoy hunting, fishing, bird watching and all that nature has to offer.

Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting the primary purposes for which the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge was established and promoting the preservation of the natural and historical resources of the Refuge, foster its use and enjoyment by the public consistent with the protection and preservation of its environment, and engage in such educational, scientific and civic activities as will assist the management of the Refuge in carrying out its mandates.

What does Friends of TNWR do?

  • Assists Refuge staff with organizing and staffing Refuge events
  • Advocates for the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges and the National Wildlife Refuge System
  • Assists with financial obligations of the Refuge
  • Assists with Refuge community awareness, outreach, and conservation efforts

As a member you can:

  • Volunteer to help during Refuge events
  • ​Volunteer to staff the Visitor Center
  • Volunteer to help on Friends’ committees
  • Support the Refuges in times of shrinking federal budgets — Donate

Membership Benefits include:

  • 10% off in our Blue Heron Bookstore located in the Tennessee NWR Visitor Center as well as our online bookstore.
  • Invitations to special events and programs
  • Opportunities to take action in preserving the wildlife in our community