Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Inc

A nonprofit organization

391 donors

The Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge have worked with Damon Farber Landscape Architects to design an amphitheater to support educational and recreational activities at the Oak Savanna Learning Center. The sweeping paths and curving seats of the amphitheater will gently nestle into the rich prairie landscape to minimize site impact and create an accessible space for outdoor learning and events.  The Friends have launched the Go Wild! Amphitheater Campaign with the goal of completing fundraising in 2023. Your gift now will help us reach that goal!  Artwork by Damon Farber

Give to the Friends--Support Sherburne NWR!

Click DONATE to join, renew, give a membership, or make a gift to the Friends. 

Member/Donor Recognition Levels 

- $20, Basic 1-year Membership

- $50, Basic 3-year Membership

- $500+ Receive Life membership & recognition brick

- $1,000+ Receive the above & name on plaque in Learning Center

MEMBERS RECEIVE :  Newsletters, 10% discount at the Friends of Sherburne Eagle's Nest Nature Store, and e-news updates about events, special programs, and seasonal highlights at the refuge. 


Help us connect children to nature! Students who visit the refuge for hands-on, standards-based lessons become young naturalists as they use their senses to explore, ask questions, and make discoveries. They learn  behaviors and skills they can use for a lifetime. View this short video to join a student group during a refuge visit.  Your gift to the Friends supports the refuge's education program, provides free family-friendly events, offers transportation funding to schools for student visits, and funds special projects that benefit wildlife and enhance the visitor experience.  Help us keep the refuge a special wild place where you can experience nature and "a sense of wonder" for years to come. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.



Be inspired by Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, 30,700 acres of unspoiled open space within 50 miles of the Twin Cities "where wildlife comes first" but human visitors are welcome. Established to protect and restore the special habitats associated with the St. Francis River Valley for migratory birds and other wildlife, the refuge is known for its globally significant acres of existing oak savanna, with additional acres being restored on a grand scale.

Free activities available at the refuge include hunting and fishing (with state license, in season), wildlife observation and photography, educational programs, events like the fall Wildlife Festival, trails for hiking (or snowshoeing and skiing), and a 7-mile auto tour route.

The Friends of Sherburne NWR invite you to support the refuge with your visits, your volunteerism, and your financial contributions. We are an all-volunteer organization, so your membership or other gifts will go directly to promote the refuge and support projects such as those just mentioned.

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Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Inc

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Education Environment Animals


17076 293rd Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN 55398



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