Friends’ Newsletter

October 2021

October is a fun month here at the refuge! The fall waterfowl migration is really taking off. Duck population on the refuge is near 200,000. In late October you can expect to see the first tundra swan migration arrivals on the refuge.

In celebration of Urban Wildlife Conservation Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week the Walk for the Wild event will begin on Saturday October 9th and run through October 16th. Come walk the trails behind the Wildlife Education Building two times to complete the the Walk for the Wild 5k chllenge. Refuge staff will be avaliable for 10 am to 2pm on October 9th at the refuge to give more information and pass out Walk for the Wild Stickers.  You can sign up or get more information at

Don’t forget you can participate virtually by walking any trails near you!

We are currently looking for any volunteers that would be interested in volunteering some time at the Avocet Corner Bookstore. If you are interested please call 435-734-6443 or email us at

Stop by and see us in the bookstore at the education center anytime Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm.

Andi Ford

Executive Administrator

Friends of the Bear River Refuge


Barb Tew

Environmental Education Specialist

Friends of the Bear River Refuge

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