Serving and Supporting the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
In March of 1990, Okefenokee Wildlife League, Inc. (OWL), in cooperation with the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, was established as a non-profit organization. All donations and funds generated from the sale of books, photographs and other educational items are used to sponsor League projects. Funds are also used to purchase additional refuge equipment and fund educational programs.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, was established in 1936 and is one of the oldest units of the Refuge Systems. The Refuge is comprised of 396,000 acres of wilderness and is host to over 400,000 visitors annually. Among these visitors are school, civic, church and nature groups.
Board of Directors:
- Joshua Frank
- Bonnie Hayes
- Sally Webb
- Gentry Howard
- USFWS Liaison
OWL's objectives include:
- Foster educational, interpretive, scientific and other public service activities appropriate to the goals and objectives of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
- Purchase or produce and make available to Refuge visitors, by sales or free distribution, suitable interpretive and educational material such as books, pamphlets, posters, slides, photographs, maps and other items of interest; to increase the visitor's understanding of natural history and their surrounding natural environment.
- Acquire books, films, recordings and other materials for use in interpretive programs which may be donated to the Refuge and assist the Refuge in carrying out such programs.
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