Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, Inc. is to promote conservation, awareness, and appreciation of the National Wildlife Refuges and to provide assistance to the mission and programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Vision of Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, Inc. is accomplished by:

  • Conserving, protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people
  • Supporting stewardship of the National Wildlife Refuge System
  • Promoting better awareness, appreciation, conservation and responsible utilization of the Refuges
  • Promoting the preservation of the natural and historical resources of the Refuges, fostering their use and enjoyment by the public in a manner consistent with the protection and preservation of the environment and engaging in such educational, scientific, and civic activities to assist the Refuges.