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$20 Meadowlark Level / $50 Sandhill Crane Level

These two membership levels include: email updates, invitations to join Friends gatherings, Annual Meeting invitation, and special events with the Friends Board (tours, presentations, etc).

$500 Whooping Crane Level

For those who wish to donate more, corporations, municipalities and other.
This level receives all of the above, plus special recognition, if desired, on the Friends web site, and on other materials.

Membership Donation

If you would like to specify your own amount for Membership, please use the Donate button below where you can enter your Donation Amount. Specify “For Membership” in the place where you can indicate how your donation should be used.

Give the Gift of Membership!

Do you know someone who would love the gift of being a Friends of Hackmatack NWR Member?  A Membership is a great, affordable gift, both to your loved ones and to the Nature of Hackmatack. 

We are a 501(c)(3) Organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.

Become a Member Today!


Step 1: Fill Out Membership Form

Download the membership brochure using the button below. Fill out the form &
Email to:

or print and send to our address:

Friends of Hackmatack NWR
P. O. Box 413
Richmond, IL  60071

Note: If your information has not changed, you do not need to fill out the form again. You can go directly to our SHOP and renew your membership online. Thank you for your support!

Step 2: Pay Membership Fee

If you cannot contribute at this time, you can become a Monarch Member at $0 cost, you can do so by filling out the Membership Form. You will receive email news & updates, as well as invitations to Member Gatherings.

Donate by Mail

Mail your donation to:
Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 413
Richmond, IL 60071-0413

Please note the reason for your donation on your check.
Download the Friends of Hackmatack Membership Brochure to find out more. The brochure includes a membership form if you prefer to print and mail.

If you are 70½ or older and have to make required distributions from your IRA, Tax-Free Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) can benefit you and Friends of Hackmatack’s work.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), also called IRA charitable distributions, enable individuals to fulfill their required minimum distribution by a direct transfer to support a charity/charities, as long as the sum of the distributions is within the $100,000 limit. And because QCDs don’t increase taxable income, they can help you avoid higher tax rates.

You can use this strategy if:
• You are 70½ or older at the time of the gift.
• You direct distributions in the amount of your choosing, up to an annual limit set by the IRS from your traditional or Roth IRA to Friends of Hackmatack NWR (other types of retirement plans are not covered by the law).
• To count for the current tax year, QDCs distribution must be made before December 31.

Contact your IRA custodian and ask them to send the check for a “qualified charitable distribution” to: Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge, EIN 46-2490340.

Mail to:
Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge
Attn: Treasurer
PO Box 413
Richmond, IL 60071

Friends of Hackmatack NWR

P.O. Box 413
Richmond, IL 60071


Call 262-448-3558 to listen for the latest updates on upcoming activities. If you need to reach us, please leave a message and we will return your call.

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