Join Us

Volunteers provide their skills and energy conducting bald eagle surveys, river clean-up projects, educational outreach, water trail maintenance, gift shop or office work, Sandhill Crane Watch, Turtle Ranger, public relations, special projects, and more. We invite you to learn from first hand experiences. By volunteering, you’ll be contributing to the Refuge you care about.

Contact us to sign up and begin your volunteer adventure now!

Become a Member
Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge (SUMRR), is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental education, creating quality wildlife habitat, enhancing public understanding of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, and to provide assistance to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Basic Membership Includes
– Annual Membership Card
– Membership Pin
– 10% Discount on Merchandise
– Newsletter and Announcements of Special Events

Membership Categories

$5     Blazing Star             (Student)
$10    Yellow-Headed Blackbird  (Individual)
$20    Ornate Box Turtle        (Family)
$100   Sandhill Crane           (Supporter)
$250   Osprey                   (Corporate)
$1000  Bald Eagle               (Lifetime)


Make a difference and join today!

Apply by Mail
Download this application, print, and fill it out. Then mail the application along with a check payable to:

Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge
7071 Riverview Road
Thomson, Illinois 61285

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