About the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex
The Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex comprises four National Wildlife Refuges located in Brazoria and Matagorda Counties, Texas:
Refuge habitats are made up of salt water, fresh water and brackish wetlands. In addition, there are prairies, woody thickets, salt and mud flats, and lakes and streams. These wetlands provide a safe home for many plants and animals. Many animals use the refuges as a stopover during their migration or as a home-away-from-home during the winter months. Over 425 species of wildlife use the refuges during all or part of their life cycle. The Friends of the Brazoria Refuges invites you to tour the refuges online and then in person.
About Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges
The Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuges. We raise funding through donations, grants, and gifts to help fund wildlife refuge projects, educational programs, and other activities. Members of our group are dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly at our area refuges and with our community.
Our activities include:
- Construction of public use facilities at the refuges.
- Discovery Environmental Education Program (DEEP) through school and summer programs.
- Clean-up efforts at the refuges.
- Hosting the annual spring Migration Celebration.
- Promoting public awareness of our areas refuges and wildlife.
- Publishing a quarterly news letter.
- Fundraising for refuge projects and programs.
- Participating in data gathering and bird counts.
Friends of Brazoria Refuges is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an eleven-member volunteer board composed of persons who represent those interested in conservation, education and the natural environment.