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Friends of Patuxent

Supporting Research, Wildlife Conservation, and Education at the Patuxent Research Refuge
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Pollinator Festival 2022

Holiday Bazaar 2022

Recent Accomplishments

Friends of Patuxent had a productive and significant 2022, reinstating popular events and donating a total of $31,910 to Patuxent Research Refuge and Eastern Ecological Science Center to support new and ongoing projects. Some of our recent highlights include:
 • Supporting the Dr. Chandler S. Robbins Outdoor Education Center and new Wisdom Trail (opening soon), adding trailside exhibits and preparing for a refurbishing of the education pavilion.

 • Bringing back both the Annual Pollinator Festival and the Wildlife Holiday Bazaar, two very popular community events.

 • Developing a Pollinator-in-a-Pot Workshop with the residents of Watershed, a new development on the northern boundary of the Refuge.

 • Promoting and participating in a successful Latino Conservation Day at the Refuge.

 • Assisting with the Hotchkiss-Harms Patuxent Research Refuge Herbarium’s volunteer work digitizing and cataloging plant specimens.

 • Supporting a research internship program for underserved communities.

 • Contributing to a new bird-banding field station for EESC.

 • Reactivating the Wildlife Explorers children’s patch-earner activity and assisting with the Kids' Discovery Center at the National Wildlife Visitor Center.

 • Hosting a well-attended and engaging Annual Membership Meeting celebrating the life of Rachel Carson with special guest Colleen Webster.

 • Supporting the Refuge Managers & Maintenance Conference at Patuxent Research Refuge.

 • Supporting the Science Center in hosting a Congressional Delegation.

 • Continuing to operate the Wildlife Images Bookstore & Nature Shop.

 • Logging countless volunteer hours supporting the Patuxent Research Refuge and Eastern Ecological Science Center.

 • Integrating our membership program and new website to better serve Friends’ members.

Friends of Patuxent Research Refuge, Inc.

Contact Us:
Office: (301) 497-5789
Fax: (301) 497-5765


10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop

Laurel, Maryland 20708-4011

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