Friends of Black Bayou Lake NWR
Friends of Black Bayou is an award-winning, non-profit community organization that supports the protection and enhancement of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge located in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. FoBB came into existence in August 1997 with a core group of dedicated supporters who cared about the new Refuge and dreamed big. In a very short time, members began to see their dreams taking shape.
The century-old planter’s home was renovated and is now the Visitors’ Center. In 2004, FoBB was named the top Refuge Friends Group in the country. And this was just the beginning!
Every year FoBB sponsors a Fall Celebration with free activities for kids, food, exhibitors, and lots of fun activities.
Educational opportunities are a top priority for FoBB. Curriculum materials were developed, and learning about wildlife became fun and convenient from
Art is a part of nature, too. Photographers and other artists are able to observe wildlife from the comfort of the photo blind, the wildlife pier, and the observation deck. Kids of all ages enjoy experiencing nature from a paved walkway or a raised boardwalk. And grownups appreciate the fact that the Refuge is free, fun, not far from Monroe, and best of all--educational!
Throughout the year, events are scheduled at the Refuge, and the public is invited to visit any time--whether there is a special event or not. Nature is always here.
As a reminder .... this is a wildlife refuge, so remember your outdoor safety skills. Do NOT feed any animal on the refuge.
You can also call the Visitor Center at (318) 387-1114 for information about any program at the refuge. The volunteer answering the phone will be able to answer your questions, or can refer you to the person who can answer them.
Friends of Black Bayou Group on Facebook:
National Fish & Wildlife Services's Facebook Page for BBLNWR
(Nova Clarke keeps this FB up-to-date)
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All photos used with permission. Page Header photo by of skyline and Black Bayou Lake was taken by photographer William Watson, and used here with permission of William Watson.