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Friends of 
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

(Okefenokee Wildlife League)

in Folkston, Georgia, USA

Suport the Friends of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.


Okefenokee Wildlife League is the official 501c3 non-profit that supports the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The Friends group was established in 1990 with the mission of supporting environmental education and interpretation at the refuge. Okefenokee NWR is a popular tourist destination and welcomes visitors from all 50 states and 30 countries each year!

In Memory of Volunteer Ray Thek

On March 18, 2023, Ray Thek, a long time and dedicated volunteer at Okefenokee NWR passed away. To honor Ray's memory, his family has requested that friends, family, and those who knew and respected him to please give a donation to the Friends of Okefenokee NWR in lieu of flowers or other gifts or memorials. This is a fitting remembrance for a man who loved the Okefenokee as much as Ray. Please use the form below if you would like to donate to Friends of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in memory of Ray Thek.

If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to:

Treasurer Brenda Gowen,                                                           C/O Friends of Okefenokee NWR                                              522 Reynolds Road                                                                    Folkston, Georgia 31537