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Benefits of joining: All annual memberships include a membership card, invitation to members only events and 10% discount at the Friends Nature Store.  Other benefits are applicable at different levels.

Membership Levels:

Volunteer— 8 hours

Wood Stork - $20 Free Okefenokee NWR Annual Pass

Great Blue Heron - $50 **Two free Okefenokee NWR Annual Passes

Sandhill Crane - $100 **Sunset boardwalk tour for two, free Okefenokee NWR Annual Pass

Barred Owl - $300 **Friends of Okefenokee NWR lifetime membership, Tour of refuge, sunset boardwalk tour for two, 1st year free Okefenokee NWR Annual Pass

Alligator - $500**Permanent Recognition in Visitor Center, Corporate Membership, Plaque to display in your place of business

If you would like to give a gift beyond membership such as making an endowment or considering estate planning, please go to our DONATE page now.


Volunteering is a great way to support the refuge! The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge could not accomplish its many projects and programs without the assistance of dedicated volunteers.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at the refuge, such as helping with Visitor Services, Environmental Education, Maintenance and many other positions for different types of interests. All volunteers are provided with necessary training and uniforms for the positions.

For more information on the Okefenokee NWR volunteer program, please call 912-496-7836 or visit the refuge volunteer page.

Board Member Traits

The Friends of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge welcome members, volunteers and donors to be Board Members of this 501(c)3 non-profit and to join the Board in serving this vast Refuge.

You will find members with the following traits:

  • Members with a preexisting passion for nature and especially the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Eagerness to participate at meetings and events.
  • Willing to prepare ahead for meetings and events.
  • Anxious to serve on committees.
  • A willingness to give in time and resources.
  • Strong desire for stewardship to others.
  • Supportive but willing to express opinions.
  • Strives to learn as much as possible.

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Joshua Howard, President

  • Lynn Crews, Vice-President

  • Marward Howard, Secretary

  • Brenda Gowen, Treasurer

  • Dixie McGurn

  • Janice Conner

  • Jessica Rowan

  • Jim Holler

  • Rev. Antwon Nixon

Nathan McMillan, Friends Photographer

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