The Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge mission is to support, complete, and enhance the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and its diverse ecology and promote its use for recreational, educational, and scientific purposes. The goals of the Friends organization are to:
- Serve in a cooperative relationship with Refuge management to provide funds, volunteer labor, and in-kind resources to help meet the needs and goals of the Refuge.
- Serve as an advocate for the fair acquisition of lands and associated habitats within the Refuge.
- Provide assistance to Refuge personnel on projects to develop and improve visitor programs and public use facilities.
- Promote public awareness of, support, and participation in eco-tourism, recreation, and pursuit of nature studies in the Refuge through educational, scientific, civic, and charitable programs.
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From downtown Austin, take Mopac North to Hwy 183 North. Exit Duval and go right. Turn right again on Running Fox Trail.
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