Friends of the Seney Wildlife Refuge | Seney Natural History Association

Seney Natural History Association
Friends of the Refuge

Welcome to the Seney Natural History Association (SNHA).  We are a non-profit organization that has helped fund programs at Seney National Wildlife Refuge since 1987. Income from the Marshland Bookstore, membership dues and generous donations help the Association accomplish our mission.

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."

Seney Wildlife Refuge | Seney National Wildlife Refuge - Providing binoculars and field guides for visitors to borrow Funding displays in the Visitor Center, newsletters, brochures, observation decks and scopes Providing educational trunks for use in school classrooms Funding biology and visitor services interns Cosponsoring special events such as Children's Fishing Day, Youth in the Outdoors, Amateur Photo Contests, and the Winter Film Festival

Our activities include:

  • Staffing the Visitor Center information desk
  • Operate the Marshland Bookstore
  • Cosponsor special events including:
    • Children's Fishing Day
    • Youth in the Outdoors
    • Photo Contests
  • Fund applied science and visitor service interns
  • Provide educational materials for use in school classrooms
  • Fund displays, brochures, observation decks, scopes, and binoculars
  • We assist the Refuge Staff with trail construction and maintenance along with other projects

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SNHA also operates the bookstore in the Visitor Center. It's open from May 15th - October 20th, daily from 9am-5pm. We sell apparel, outdoor products and a large variety of printed materials. Field guides, history books, children's books and other informational materials are must haves for any nature lover! All profits help support the Refuge.

Are you someone who enjoys all the refuge has to offer and likes what Seney Natural History Association 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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2018 Board Members
President - Bill MacLachlan 
Vice President - Tom Kenney
Secretary - Laura Gasaway
Treasurer - Nancy Strawe
Member - Pat Foldenauer
Member - Dee Phinney
Member - George Phinney
Member - Bill Hart
Member - Susan Rechner 
Book Store Manager - Kris Nance

Learn more about Seney National Wildlife Refuge by visiting their website:

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