Education Matching Grant

Because of the federal freeze on hiring, “Ding” Darling is unable to fill its current vacancy for an education specialist ranger. However, a generous education grant from an anonymous donor matched donations dollar-for-dollar to fund a full-time, certified environmental educator for the Refuge.

Thanks to our generous donors, we raised $20,000 to receive a match for a total of the $40,000 needed to continue funding educational visits for more than a 1,000 students in school year 2017-2018. 

To contribute to the Refuge education cause, please click HERE and indicate “Education” in the Gift Comment box. You can also contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Miller at 239-292-0566 or to make a donation.

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Making a charitable contribution is easy and tax deductible. You can donate online by clicking the Support the Refuge button below. Once you have registered or logged in, you can choose to make a Regular Donation, a Memorial to remember a departed loved one, or an Honorarium as a special gift to a nature-loving friend or family member.


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