A dozen federally listed threatened and endangered species live here
Pelican Island needs your help.
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is located within the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse estuary in the United States. Situated on Florida’s central eastern coast, the Indian River Lagoon stretches 156 miles and is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by six inlets that run through a barrier island. The lagoon provides habitat for more than 2,200 animal species and 2,100 plant species, including 700 species of fish, 310 species of birds, and 36 endangered species. Due to its location along the Atlantic flyway, the refuge has the most diverse bird population in North America.
The Pelican Island Preservation Society (PIPS) is the original public support organization for the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Friends groups are the only way for the public to directly support a refuge of their choice financially, as the federal government does not accept donations, other than the good efforts of volunteers. Supporting PIPS provides a means for contributing financial support to the Pelican Island NWR as we coordinate with the refuge staff and provide support for projects, events, obtaining grants, etc. We also advocate for federal government support of the entire refuge system, and especially the Pelican Island NWR!
Thank you for your interest in donating to the Pelican island Preservation Society and thereby supporting the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge! PIPS is the Citizens Support Organization (CSO) or “Friends” group for the Pelican Island NWR, and the only way for the public to donate and support the refuge financially.
Monetary donations may be mailed to PIPS at:
Pelican Island Preservation Society
P.O. Box 781903
Sebastian, FL 32978-1903