Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

Refuge Activities

Check out  coming events.

Whether you prefer a guided walk along a Refuge  trail or an educational talk, whether you are adult or youth, the Friends have a program or activity for you.  

Enjoy photography?  Visit the Gallery for Refuge photos and news of photo activities.

Interested in hunting, fishing, or boating?  See announcements, opportunities and regulations under Refuge.

School Zone!

In 2014 nearly 600 youngsters  enjoyed a field trip to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a  field trip for your school!

Tram Tours at Refuge

All aboard!! Take a 60 - 90 minute trip along Wildlife Drive on the Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express, our open air, all-electric tram.  Perfect for viewing wildlife in the marshes. Tours run at  2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and 10 am on Wednesdays.   Binoculars are provided, courtesy of the Ft. Worth Audubon Society.

The tram seats nine adults comfortably and we can  add children in the center seats.  Please make a reservation by calling the Refuge, 903 786 2826; NOTE -  please do not leave messages after hours as volunteers cannot access the Refuge message system.  AND - please let us know if you need to cancel so others make take your place!

Tours are free, those who wish to may make a donation to the tram maintenance fund.

Come prepared - during cool/cold weather, bring jackets and caps, etc. as you will experience wind chill when the tram is in motion. Sorry, no dogs other than service dogs allowed on the tram.


Friends Projects

Want to get involved?

Friends maintain and monitor the three Bluebird trails at the Refuge.

Friends operate the Nature Nook book and gift shop in the Visitor Center.

Friends maintain the Butterfly Garden.

Friends organize field trips, talks, activities and programs for all ages.

Volunteers are always welcome!  Just let us know your interests.


Thank you!

A big thank you to Friends members and others for their support that enable activities and projects at Hagerman NWR.  You can help!  Gifts, donations and memorials can be made securely, online, at any time,  and are tax deductible.  Gifts and donations may also be made when you join or renew your Friends membership. Matching gifts, when available, allow your company or organization to multiply your impact.


Friends On Facebook
 Be sure to visit the Friends on Facebook  for more pix and news!

More Ways to Support Friends of Hagerman

Are you an employee or retiree with a company offering a matching program for monetary gifts or volunteer hours?

Are you a Kroger shopper?  Do you have a Kroger Plus Card? You can sign up  for Kroger Community Rewards to go to the Friends!  Just choose Friends of Hagerman or NPO #91244 as the recipient.

Shop at amazon.com?  Shop at Amazon Smile and Friends  of Hagerman receive .5% of your eligible purchases!  Be sure to select Friends of Hagerman as the recipient of your choice.

If you are an occasional shopper at Office Depot and do not accrue enough points for quarterly rewards you can donate your reward points to the Friends of Hagerman at the time you shop or turn in used toner and ink cartridges - our Reward number is 9037863327!



Events » April 2015
10:00am – 11:30am
Sorry, we are full for this session; please register next month for Here Come the Pollinators! If snakes give you the willies, remember this: snakes are a natural and integral component of the... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Sorry, session is full; please register early for Here Come the Pollinators, starting April 4. If snakes give you the willies, remember this: snakes are a natural and integral component of the... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Jack Chiles, Texas Master Naturalist for a guided bird walk on one of the Refuge trails, weather permitting; return in time for Second Saturday. Meet at the Visitor Center. Suggested: bring... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Jessica Healy, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin college will present on The Coyote. One of the most adaptable animals in the world, the coyote can change its breeding habits, diet and... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826