Join the Friends of Blackwater

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Individual Membership $15.00
Family Membership $20.00
Heron Membership $30.00
Falcon Membership $60.00
Eagle Membership $100.00
Sponsor Membership $250.00
Life Membership $1000.00


In the text field below, you have the option to designate your donation for a particular purpose, such as for the Eagle/Osprey Cams, the Building Fund (improvements to the Visitor Center and exhibits), or in memory/honor of someone special (please include the person's name in the text field with your donation). Donations do not make you a member; if you wish to become a member, please use the form above.

Donation Level 1 $20.00
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Donation Level 2 $50.00
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Donation Level 3 $100.00
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Donation Level 4 $250.00
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Learn more about membership with the Friends of Blackwater

The Friends of Blackwater is a nonprofit citizens support group founded in 1987, assisting Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Cambridge, Maryland and the Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex to carry out their educational, interpretive, and public use missions. Currently our ranks include almost 800 individuals, companies, organizations, and agencies who have helped us become one of the preeminent voluntary conservation organizations in our area.

The Friends are run solely by volunteers, with no paid staff, and all our proceeds go towards funding programs at the Refuge. Our efforts are especially helpful at a time when shrinking government budgets offer fewer funds to the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Membership Benefits include:

Join the Friends of Blackwater: Use the membership form on this page to join or renew, or fill out our printable membership form (PDF, 157 KB) and send it via regular mail.

Learn more about donating to the Friends of Blackwater

Use the donation form on this page to make a donation. Please note: A donation will not make you a member; if you wish to receive member benefits, please choose a membership level from the membership form on this page.

If you prefer to use regular mail, you can also send a donation made out to the "Friends of Blackwater" at:
Friends of Blackwater, Inc.
P.O. Box 1231
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

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