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Who We Are

In July of 2000, a group of volunteers at Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge created the Friends of Trinity River Refuge. We are committed to preserving and enhancing the refuge through conservation, research, and education. Our group, which has received nonprofit 501(c)3 status, serves as the liaison between the refuge and the public. Our membership represents the diverse users of the refuge and interested public which includes hunters, anglers, birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, farmers, and ranchers. We have contributed time, money, and material to support and complete projects on the refuge. Future projects include hiking trails, new interpretive signs, new accessible fishing pier, habitat management including exotic control, and assisting with wildlife surveys and studies.

Our Mission Statement

To support, expand, promote, and enhance the refuge and its use for recreational, educational, and scientific research purposes. To accomplish this mission the Friends will:

  • Serve in a cooperative partnership with refuge management to provide funds, volunteer labor, and in-kind resources as required to meet the needs and goals of the refuge.
  • Promote public awareness of and participation in conservation goals and activities on the refuge through educational, scientific, civic, and charitable activities.
  • Provide assistance to refuge personnel on projects to develope and improve the refuge's visitor programs and public use facilities.
  • Serve as an advocate for the acquisition of wetlands and associated habitats within the Lower Trinity River Floodplain.

Our Officers

President - Lisa Holmes Vice-President - Barbara Tilton  Secretary - David Knutson  Treasurer - Paul Newton

Directors At Large

Gary Holmes - Bannie Cockerham - Mack Jones - Sherry Mettlen - Celeste Newton - Maureen O'Connor  

Contact Us

For more information on Friends of Trinity River Refuge, please contact: Friends of Trinity River Refuge, P.O. Box 12, Liberty, Texas 77575, or our web site.