The Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge not only serves wildlife, but the people and communities around it. By being involved with Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, you will have an opportunity to learn more about your local refuge, ways to help the refuge accomplish its mission and contribute to the quality of life of the entire area. Additionally, you will be able to play a part in the environmental education programs within the schools. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge welcomes you to join us in assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our many partners in enhancing and promoting the Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge. Your donation, membership or offer to volunteer can assist in our efforts to recover the endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken and restore the native Texas coastal prairie for the benefit of present and future generations.



Join us, FWS, Texas Parks and Wildlife department, Natural Resource Conservation Service and other conservation organizations, in our efforts to restore the prairie and bring back the Attwater’s prairie chicken.  Your membership will assist us in providing education and awareness programs for elementary, middle and high school students and for adults of all ages.  In addition to supporting many of the refuge’s efforts, including the annual Attwater Prairie Chicken festival, Booming and Blooming, and the fall open house.  Friends members help with grant writing, merchandise sales and volunteer coordination.  We support operating activities of the refuge as well as advocate for issues that support the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.

Membership Categories:
Student: $15
Senior: $15
Individual: $20
Family: $30

Join today! Please click here to fill out a membership form and return by US Mail or follow the link below to pay securely through PayPal.



Friends of the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  We gladly accept donations to further our efforts. All giving is greatly appreciated. To donate online via Paypal, please follow the secure PayPal link below.  Donations may also be sent by U.S. postal mail to:

Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Wildlife Refuge
Jane Meldahl, Treasurer
PO Box 212
Eagle Lake, Texas 77434


The refuge always needs good volunteers.  Two RV sites are available for volunteers interested in committing to a minimum of two months.  All utilities and hook up are provided for a 24 (couple) or 32 (single) hour per week commitment. Local volunteers interested in helping the refuge can call for more details.  We need help with maintenance and construction projects, computer/technology projects, biological surveys, administrative work, environmental education programs and visitor services.   All volunteers are expected to sign a volunteer agreement and commit to at least 40 hours of volunteer work individually, or in combination with a group. Current projects include: fence line/brush clearing; acclimation pen construction, removal, and storage; gathering baseline data for reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, and birds; organizing slides, filing system, and catalog files; acid rain monitoring; radio telemetry tracking; developing display and programs for schools; and visitor services. Volunteers are most needed during the spring, summer, and fall.  Contact the refuge for more information.

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 519
Eagle Lake, Texas 77434
Phone: 979-234-3021
Fax: 979-234-3278


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Your contributions will help us in our goal of recovering the endangered Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken and restoring native Texas coastal prairie for the benefit of present and future generations.


Adopt-a-Prairie Chicken

The ultimate goal of the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Recovery Team is to create several separate, sustainable populations within the historic range of this bird. Recovery will require more habitat, more birds to release into that habitat and research to ensure their survival. You can help. Visit zoos and other sites where the bird may be seen. Learn about this valuable, declining resource, and tell others who can also make a difference. Support the recovery effort through donations to the Adopt­-a-Prairie Chicken program. All proceeds from the program go directly to raising and releasing Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken chicks. Support recovery of the Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken with your donations to:

Adopt­-a-­Prairie Chicken
4200 Smith School Road
Austin,TX 78744

Click here for brochure.

Download donation form here.