Established in 2006, the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA) is the Friends Organization for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR).
We are an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the mission and purposes of the DRIWR, the only international refuge in North America. (Learn more about the Refuge.) We work with partnerships to protect, conserve, and manage the Refuge’s wildlife and habitats; to create exceptional conservation, recreational, and educational experiences; and to develop the next generation of conservation stewards. We provide many vital services to the Refuge, such as community outreach, education programs, habitat restoration, special events support, volunteer staff, advocacy and fundraising.