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About the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex comprises three National Wildlife Refuges located in Brazoria and Matagorda Counties, Texas:
     • Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
     • San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
     • Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge habitats are made up of salt water, fresh water and brackish wetlands.   In addition, there are prairies, woody thickets, salt and mud flats, and lakes and streams.   These wetlands provide a safe home for many plants and animals.   Many animals use the refuges as a stopover during their migration or as a home-away-from-home during the winter months.   Over 425 species of wildlife use the refuges during all or part of their life cycle.   The Friends of the Brazoria Refuges invites you to tour the refuges online and then in person.

About Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges

The Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges supports the Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex in their charge to manage the conservation and restoration of wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the Brazoria, San Bernard, and Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuges and supports and advocates for their public use mandate for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, interpretation, and environmental education.

The Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuges.   We raise funding through donations, grants, and gifts to help fund wildlife refuge projects, educational programs, and other activities.   Members of our group are dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly at our area refuges and with our community.

Our activities include:

  • Construction of public use facilities at the refuges.
  • Discovery Environmental Education Program (DEEP).
  • Hudson Woods Environmental Education Program (HWEEP).
  • Clean-up efforts at the refuges.
  • Hosting the annual spring Migration Celebration.
  • Promoting public awareness of our areas refuges and wildlife.
  • Fundraising for refuge projects and programs.

    Friends of Brazoria Refuges is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an eleven-member volunteer board composed of persons who represent those interested in conservation, education and the natural environment.