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2015 Reunion - Register Now!  Special hotel rate available until February 20

Find your field glasses, get out your party hats, whet your appetites and start packing. Our next Retirees Reunion will be held at the Holiday Inn at the Marina in Corpus Christi, Texas, the first week of March 2015 and we have a lot planned and even more in the works. The weather should be good, the birds have been ordered to cooperate, and many of old friends from your working days will be there to help you celebrate retirement at Reunion 2015.

For more details, check out the current issue of the newsletter.

Registration for the 2015 Reunion is now open:

Click here to register and mail a check.

Click here to register and pay with credit card or paypal account.

Can't make the reunion this year, but want to support the Greenwalt Walk for Wildlife and the Friends of Aransas NWR? Click here.

Connect with others attending the Reunion.  Use our SignUp Genius here.

Board Offers Free Membership for First Year

Apply for membership - your first year is free!

Join 1st Year Free


To renew & pay dues, click to pay by check or to pay online by credit card


Why join?

Keep connected to USFWS, renew friendships,

make new friends with similar interests,

travel to unique wild places,

do volunteer work for fish and wildlife conservation,

and support the FWS Retirees Association


Grants Available for FWS Anniversary Celebrations

Friends groups of Refuges, Fish Hatcheries and other FWS facilities may apply for a matching grant to support significant anniversary celebrations of their facilities, e.g. 50th, 75th, 100th etc. anniversary. Click on the Anniversaries tab to read more and download an application. 


What We Did in 2014

The FWS Retirees Association had a very productive and successful year.  Highlights include:

  • Planned and organized the upcoming 2015 Reunion in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Completed our second international volunteer trip to South Africa
  • Accelerated our efforts to obtain the oral histories of those who have made a difference in the work and accomplishments of FWS and/or in the natural resources conservation field (NCTC has provided funds to purchase digital recording equipment and cover expenses)
  • Provided funding to NCTC to purchase books
  • Supported anniversary events that promote the rich heritage and missions of the Service
  • Sent newsletters to 2,700 retirees and kept the website up-to-date
  • Kept the database running so retirees can keep current with the Service through Fish & Wildlife News, Refuge Update, and Eddies

2013 Reunion Attendees

2013 Retirees Reunion Attendees - Will You be in the 2015 Reunion Photo?