WELCOME TO FRIENDS OF NEAL SMITH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
VISIT THE REFUGE
Miles of trails radiate from the Visitor Center! Drive through a 700-acre enclosure and you may spot bison or elk! Thousands of visitors come each year and enjoy birding, hiking, biking, mushrooming, hunting, wildlife watching, and teacher workshops. We hope you’ll plan your visit today!
BECOME A MEMBER
The power of a Friend’s group is its members. Get involved and become a steward of Iowa’s endangered tallgrass prairie ecosystem. We represent a variety of interests, talents and financial support allowing the Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge to meet its mission and goals.
The Friends of Neal Smith volunteer program is an active and vital part of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Our volunteer program recruits people of all talents, ages and backgrounds who have an interest in the tallgrass prairie.
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge staff provides environmental education programs for selected partner schools, partner teachers, and scout groups. Neal Smith NWR also offers field trip environmental education experiences for non-partner schools and teachers.
VISIT THE PRAIRIE POINT NATURE STORE
We carry a vast array of prairie literature, children’s books, non-fiction works, field guides, along with refuge t-shirts, artwork, postcards, toys, and Federal duck stamps.
NATURE ART PRINTS AVAILABLE
SEASONS OF WELLBEING ON THE PRAIRIE RETREATS
DATES AND RETREATS
All retreats are from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Summer: Saturday, July 8, 2017 (past)
“The Nature Connection of Wellbeing”
Fall: Saturday, October 7, 2017
“The Mindfulness of Wellbeing”
Winter: Saturday, February 10, 2018
“The Balance of Wellbeing”
Spring: Saturday, April 14, 2018
“The Gifts of Wellbeing”
Learn tools and strategies to reduce stress, increase a healthy balance and live from a place of mindfulness all while connecting to the amazing prairie at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.LEARN MORE
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