Our History . . .
We are a group of local citizens from northeastern
Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin, working on a rare opportunity to bring a National
Wildlife Refuge to the Chicago Metro area to add to the
handful of urban refuges nationwide, building on the
commitment of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to
develop an informed and involved citizenry that will
support fish and wildlife conservation through
recreation, scientific research, and environmental
education in and near cities.
||Our Mission . .
The mission of Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife
Refuge is to conserve and enhance the natural and
cultural resources, rural character and scenic beauty of
the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge and to connect
people to these resources.
Mission & Goals