Welcome! - International Wildlife Refuge Alliance - IWRA

Dedicated to helping the US Fish and Wildlife Service deliver the mission of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
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Established in 2006, the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA)
is the Friends Organization
for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR).

We are an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the mission and purposes of the DRIWR, the only international refuge in North America. (Learn more about the Refuge.) We work with partnerships to protect, conserve, and manage the Refuge’s wildlife and habitats; to create exceptional conservation, recreational, and educational experiences; and to develop the next generation of conservation stewards. We provide many vital services to the Refuge, such as community outreach, education programs, habitat restoration, special events support, volunteer staff, advocacy and fundraising.
Your donations support a wide range of projects at the Refuge:
  • Hawk Watch Primary Hawk Counter, to ensure citizen scientists continue to monitor annual raptor migrations through the Refuge
  • Blue Goose Bus Fund, to bring school groups to the Refuge
  • Nature Store Fund, to bring educational items to the new Visitor Center store
  • IWRA Legacy Fund endowment, to help build the legacy of the Refuge's habitats and structures
  • Click on the photo to visit the Detroit River IWR website

    International Wildlife Refuge Alliance
    9311 Groh Road
    Grosse Ile, MI 48138
    phone: 734-692-7671
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