friends of laguna atascosa national wildlife refuge
Many thanks to the 33 volunteers who helped with the Bahia Grande Clean up on Sept 24.  41 bags of trash were removed!!

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Events & Announcements
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
22688 Buena Vista Blvd., Los Fresnos, TX 78566
956-748-3607 or 3608 ext 111                     
Visitor Center & Friends Nature Store* 
Open 8 am - 4 pm
DAILY  (October - April)
Thurs. - Monday (May - Sept.)

Refuge open daily sunrise - sunset 
Fee Free Sunday!

Enjoy the refuge trails free of charge all day on the first Sunday of every month. Please check in at the Visitor Center to get a required vehicle pass.

Pollinator Day - Oct 8
Discover your local pollinators and how they help us survive. Free information handouts and kids' activities will be available. Bring a smart phone and take photos to enter into the iNaturalist app.

Habitat Tours Kick Off National Wildlife Refuge Week 

The popular Habitat Tours will resume on Sundays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm starting October 9.  It is recommended to make a reservation for the shuttle bus by calling 956-244-2019.

Entrance fees will be waived for National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 9-15.

Rio Reforestation - 25th Anniversary

October 15, 8:00 am to noon

In This Issue:


~ Winter Hours



~ Pollinator Day Oct. 8


~ Habitat Tours Begin


~  National Wildlife Refuge Week, Oct. 9 - 15


~ Rio Reforestation, Oct. 15


Save Texas Ocelots

The last remaining ocelots  in the  Unites States are found only in Texas. You can help save these beautiful endangered cats and help spread the word about protecting Texas Ocelots by buying this specialty license plate for your vehicle for only $30.00 additional. The non-profit organization, Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge .org, will receive $22 from the sale of every Save Texas Ocelots license plate, 100% of which will go to Ocelot Conservation. Plates can be purchased at any time and fees will be prorated. We thank YOU for helping keep ocelots thriving as part of our Great Texas Natural Heritage.  To learn more go to
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Adopt an Ocelot

To learn more about the Adopt-an-Ocelot Program  click here!

Your donations help an oce-LOT!

The ocelot conservation program at Laguna Atascosa relies heavily on funds from generous donors. Here's a glimpse into what your donations could help fund

A donation of $250 is enough to fund a radio (VHF) collar.

A donation of $600 is enough to fund a trail camera.

A donation of $2,500 is enough to fund a GPS collar.

To help conserve ocelots by making a donation, visit the  donation page .