About Society Membership

The Society is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit group, dedicated to supporting the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System and specifically promoting awareness of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) through education and participation.

The Society functions as the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friends Group for the Refuge.  In so doing, its purpose is to promote and support the BBNWR in its mission to conserve, protect, and enhance natural resources through advocacy, outreach, education, fundraising, and projects for the betterment of the Refuge.

There are no dues required for Society membership; however, the Society depends on donations to fund programs and projects that directly support the Refuge.  Benefits of membership include:

  • Receive notification of current events, programs, and volunteer opportunities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to protect and preserve critical habitat of the Refuge
  • Participate in environmental education and outreach programs
  • Meet and collaborate with like minded, environmentally conscious citizens

Membership Contacts:

Charlie Ellin
757-672-4728
charlie.ellin@gmail.com

Marjorie Thompson
757-287-1924
mthompson.uscs@gmail.com

Membership Form

BBNWR Society
1324 Sandbridge Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

BBNWR Society Membership Form
There are no dues required for Society membership; however, the Society depends on donations to fund programs and projects that directly support the Refuge.
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