Our main source of support for the Refuge is, and has always been, through donations by wonderful people who know the inestimable value of protecting habitat in order to protect wildlife. Along the way, we had developed a few items to sell, promoting the Refuge and providing an alternate, but small source of support. As you might know, merchandising is extremely expensive, with high risks in terms of inventory, shipping issues and potential for returns. Combined with the cost of the items to us and the labor involved in this enterprise, these result in very little usable income for the Refuge. As a result, we limit our merchandise to those which can be supplied, from start to finish, by third parties. We will add to the items below as we find companies that can provide this service for us.
We will continue to provide certain educational materials free of charge (see below).
We have prepared prints of several of the wonderful watercolor illustrations by Refuge co-founder, artist, writer and naturalist Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci. These can be purchased through Zazzle, which fulfills orders from the public on our behalf. The images below are of reduced quality to show you what is available. You can click on each to see a higher resolution image; the copyright overlay will not be on the distributed prints.
The following are not currently available. If there is enough interest to warrant the expense of preparing them for sale, we will do so. Click on the caption for a print to send us a message with your preference.
These are free with a stamped, self-addressed, letter-sized envelope (please apply additional postage if ordering multiple items), or are available for download through links below: