2019 Annual Report

Wildlife Updates The HPC grant money did create corridors for wildlife to enter and exit the water at Cordova Tank. We knew mule deer were using the tank but hoped that pronghorn might use it once there was a clearing. Below is our happy result. Four pregnant does were relocated from northern Arizona to the Refuge. Their young added to the fawns from our resident herd. It was great to see so many fawns survive. Quail reintroduction is increasing the numbers on the ground. Quail techs tracked 80-100 quail that overwintered nine months after their release. Thanks to Volunteers Friends […]

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2018 Annual Report

Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge 2018 Annual Report This is our second Annual Report and we hope it finds you well!  We had some big accomplishments this past year, thanks to the generosity of our funders, donors and the tireless commitment of our volunteers. FUNDER HIGHLIGHTS Thanks to LUSH Cosmetics we received a grant that paid for:  Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey with supplies and mileage reimbursement for the volunteer field help.  Six miles of wildlife friendly fence materials. Consultant, Kyle Thompson to survey the easiest five eroded washes to repair with mesquite matts.  Kyle trained and led a crew of 20 volunteers […]

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Winter Newsletter 2019

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* WINTER 2019 UPDATE REALLY COOL FUNDRAISER GOING ON NOW!! This is your opportunity to receive a beautiful gift and support Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.  While supply lasts, you will receive your choice of bracelet, earrings, or necklace/lanyard free with a donation of $50 or more – (the more you give, the more the Friends can do) as much as you can afford to give.  All donations will be used for Friends of BANWR projects. One of our Friends, Rosa Panchyshyn – ArtisanJewelryoftheWest.com, has designed and handcrafted jewelry using authentic bird bands from our endangered Masked Bobwhite Quail.  […]

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Lush Cosmetics Invests in Southern Arizona Wildlife Refuge

Lush Cosmetics, owner of the Lush bath products and skincare boutique at La Encantada Mall in Tucson, has awarded a grant to the Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. The Friends is an all-volunteer, nonprofitorganization which supports the 118,000 acre U.S. Fish & Wildlife Refuge near Arivaca along the US/Mexico Border. Quote from Lush Charitable Giving Communication Liaison and Regional Ambassador West, Hilary Pickles: “I saw a brochure for Friends of the BANWR and got on the phone with Reta Rutledge to learn more. I wasimpressed with their projects and the drive of the community to address the safety […]

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Annual Report

This is our first-ever Annual Report! We have made great strides this past year, thanks to the generosity of our funders and donors, and the tremendous commitment of our volunteers.

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