The Friends of Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. is a non-profit group officially recognized by the state as of July 14th, 2006. Our purpose is to provide assistance and support for Refuge projects and educational programs. We work to raise public awareness of the Refuge, to create environmental learning opportunities, and to financially back those programs and projects through fund-raising activities. We promote a good relationship with the Refuge staff, our local communities, and the entire refuge system.

Our Mission
The Friends of Crane Meadows NWR believe that the Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a unique natural resource and that we can help the community develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Refuge and its mission.

June 6 @ 8:00 am10:00 am
The Friends of Crane Meadows NWR are sponsoring a PLANT SALE on Saturday, June 6, from 8 – 10:00 AM.  Native wildflowers and grasses, perennials, houseplants, bulbs, and other types of plants will be available.  The sale will be at Crane Meadows National Wildlife headquarters in the greenhouse.  The sale is a fundraiser to help the Friends provide refuge programs and events.  For more information, call the refuge at 320-632-1575 or check out the Friends Facebook page.  Some of the species available include purple coneflower, black-eyed susan, wild bergamot, jack-in-the-pulpit, wild geranium, fern-leaved bleeding heart, variegated hosta, garden phlox, bearded iris, canna lily and calla lily bulbs, and amaryllis plants.

Thanks for your support!

November 13 is Give to the Max Day when donors have the opportunity to join thousands of donors as they pledge money to their favorite causes. Consider making Friends of Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge your favorite non-profit. The money raised helps the Friends support refuge programs, provide educational materials, and purchase recreational equipment designed to get families back outside. Help us to reconnect families with nature through Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Your donations are tax deductible as Friends of Crane Meadows is a 501-C-3 organization.
Our URL is: https://givemn.org/organization/Friends-Of-Crane-Meadows-Nationalwildlife-Refuge