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The First National Wildlife Refuge "Friends" Organization in the U.S.

Guarding the Future

of The Everglades

in Palm Beach County

Join us and share your love of nature and the outdoors by helping to protect a hidden gem of Palm Beach County & South Florida: the extraordinary 145,188 acres of protected Northern Everglades at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

The main entrance and Visitor Center are located at: 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL, 33473.

Hike. Bike. Fish. Canoe. Kayak.

Experience the Refuge for yourself and see how wonderful it really is.

Breathe It In.
Experience an Unspoiled Habitat in the Northern Everglades.

The public recreation areas at The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge offer you abundant opportunities to hike, bike, fish, canoe, and kayak over miles of waterways and trails within a vast protected space on the edge of urban life. The Refuge is home to endangered species such as the snail kite and wood stork, and the previously endangered American alligator.


“You have to stand up for some things in this world.”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

It’s a magical place.
We’re helping to preserve a portion of the once vast Northern Everglades.

How You Can Join Our Efforts and Get Involved:

Here's how you can contribute to our environmental conservation and biodiversity mission:

Volunteer with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Refuge in Boynton Beach.
Volunteer in the Nature Store operated at the Visitors Center by the Friends organization.
Join the Friends to support our work.
Apply your professional or personal expertise with a committee of the Friends board.
Become an advocate for Everglades Restoration and environmental conservation in South Florida and beyond.

Advocacy Work

Protecting South Florida’s natural wildlife habitat and open spaces.

Environmental & Biodiversity Advocacy Initiatives
In addition to our critical role as advocates for The Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, our team is involved in the causes of Everglades restoration and conservation, and plant and wildlife biodiversity in South Florida.

Stunning Moments From The Refuge

A captivating photo collection from our photo contest, art contest, events, and more! If you see something you love, go ahead and order a print today.