Friends 30th Anniversary Sale

* Start Your Holiday Shopping in September! *

The Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2017, and we want YOU to help us celebrate!

For the entire month of September, the Eagle's Nest Book and Gift Shop, which is located in the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center, will be offering a 10% discount on all merchandise. In addition, members of the Friends will receive a 20% discount during September. If you join the Friends online (bring your receipt to the store) or while you're making your purchase in September, you can receive the 20% discount as well! The shop is managed by the Friends and all proceeds are used to support programs at Blackwater NWR.

Since 1987, the Friends of Blackwater have assisted Blackwater NWR staff in carrying out their educational, interpretive, and public use missions. Our all-volunteer organization conducts fundraising, maintains trails, runs the Eagle and Osprey Cams, leads Refuge tours, works in the butterfly garden, supports environmental education programs for school children, staffs the information desk, offers college scholarships, and manages the Eagle's Nest Book and Gift Shop, among many other activities. As federal budgets shrink, groups like the Friends of Blackwater are more essential than ever in helping to protect treasures such as Blackwater NWR.

Check out our merchandise in the gallery below and join us today!