Canadian Geese
Whitetail Deer
White Swans
Ducklings feeding
Ospreys in nest
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Canadian Geese


Whitetail Deer

White Swans




Children at the Seney Wildlife Refuge learning about caterpillars turning into butterflies.

Friends of Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Welcome to the Friends of Seney National Wildlife Refuge; We are a non-profit organization that has provided financial and volunteer support for educational and research programs at Seney National Wildlife Refuge since 1987. Income from the Nature Store, membership dues and generous donations help us accomplish our mission.

Learn more about the Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Our Mission:

"To promote a better understanding and appreciation of the natural history and natural environment of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, by working in cooperation with refuge staff to support its mission."

Four children having fun learning about trout.

We support the refuge by:

  • Staffing the Visitor Center information desk
  • Operating the Nature Store
  • Cosponsoring special events including:
    • Children's Fishing Day
    • Youth in the Outdoors
    • Photo Contests
  • Funding college internships
  • Providing educational materials for use in school classrooms
  • Supplying displays, brochures, observation decks, scopes, and binoculars
  • Volunteering time and expertise to support refuge staff with trail construction and maintenance, wildlife surveys and a variety of other tasks.

SNHA also operates the bookstore in the Visitor Center. Marshland Nature Store
Profits from the operation of The Marshland Nature Store provide major support for Friends of Seney Refuge activities. The Nature Store is temporarily closed during construction of the new Visitor Center. Look for an exciting new store concept when the new facility opens.

Support the Refuge
Are you someone who enjoys all the refuge has to offer and likes what Friends of Seney National Wildlife Refuge is doing?  We invite you to visit our Join and Donate page to learn how you can contribute or become a part of this great organization.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Friends of the Seney Wildlife Refuge Board of Directors

2022 Officers

Bill MacLachlan- President
Bill Hart- Vice-President
Marilyn Zick - Treasurer
Barb Frazier- Secretary


Ron Annelin
Bernie Hubbard
Tom Kenney
George MacLeod
Polly Sheppard

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Land of Beauty & Opportunity

SNHA volunteers working to provide events for children. Free fishing day for children.

7 mile Marshland Wildlife Drive Young Pileated Wood Peckers wait for food.

Three young kits await mama's return. Seney Wildlife Refuge free fishing weekend.

Beautiful loon spreading. Two beautiful Trumpeter Swans at the Seney Wildlife Refuge.