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Friends activities in support of the refuges are funded by membership dues and donations. We can't do it without the help of people like you.

You can use the form below to join or renew your membership.  Major credit cards are accepted and a Paypal account is not required. 

In addition to giving financial support, your involvement is important to help improve and maintain these beautiful refuges. There are many opportunities to volunteer your skills and talents to help us make this Friends group's mission successful.  Would you like to serve on our Board of Directors, help with education, events, membership, gift shop, backyard refuge program, invasive species, tree planting, monitoring various species, tours, outreach tables? The only skill needed is your willing heart. Training is provided.

Drop us a note on the Contact form and tell us what you would like to do.  We will let you know our current needs and add you to our email list.


Business Sponsors

Serving the materials handling industry for over 80 years

"We wanted to show our support for DeeDee DeLorenzo and her passion for the Friends of the Bill Williams River and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges. "


Special thanks to...

Desert River Outfitters

Friends 2019 Board of Directors

Friends 2019 Board of Directors


Desert River Outfitters is located in Bullhead City in Northwestern Arizona on the lower Colorado River. We provide kayak and canoe sales, rentals and guided river trips around the tri-state area of Arizona, Nevada and California. 


Friends 2019 Board of Directors

Friends 2019 Board of Directors

Friends 2019 Board of Directors


Our tireless team!

DeeDee DeLorenzo, President (Deceased)

Jude Gilford, Vice President

Marge Penton, Secretary

Karin Shelton, Treasurer

Jacky Daugherty, Membership Committee

Chief Chad Villamor, Director at Large

JoAnn Fischetti, Director at Large

Sue Wolf, Director at Large

Tom Daugherty, Director at Large

Golden Shores Volunteer F.D.

Friends 2019 Board of Directors

Golden Shores Volunteer F.D.


Chief Chad Villamor, an energetic community advocate and member of our Board since inception, and his crew have consistently provided support for our activities.  We use their training room for many of our meetings and their bays for our annual fundraiser.

Golden Shores Volunteer F.D.


Recent Event Supporters



Chrysler-Fiat Proving Grounds, Yucca

Michelle Carnal & Troop GS2400, LHC

Target, Bullhead City


Albertson's, Lake Havasu City

Big Five Sporting Goods Corporate, El Segundo, CA

Blue Water Jet Tours, Lake Havasu City

Chief Chad Villamor, Golden Shores

D'Angelo's Italian Restaurant, Bullhead City

Dawn Widmayer, Web City Services, LHC

Desert River Outfitters, Bulllhead City

Havasu Movies, Lake Havasu City, Lake Havasu City

Havasu Springs Resort, Parker

Jackie Leatherman, GoLakeHavasu

JoAnn Fischetti, Lake Havasu City

John West Photography, Lake Havasu City

Jude Gilford & Don (D.A.) Allen, Parker

Kingman 4 Brenden Theaters, Kingman

Marge Penton & Neal Ayres, Fort Mohave

Matt King, Musician, Golden Shores

Safeway, Fort Mohave

Safeway, Lake Havasu City

Safeway, Parker

Smith's, Lake Havasu City

Sue Wolfe, Lake Havasu City

Target, Bullhead City

Tom & Jacky Daughterty, Golden Shores

Topock Topics, Golden Shores

Walmart, Fort Mohave

To Join or Renew Your Membership

Please make your selections from the dropdown menus below and click the "Pay Now" button to open the Paypal page (Paypal account not needed, major credit cards accepted). 

All membership categories are individual with the exception of family or Senior Couple. Teacher and Class or Troopmaster and Troop can use Family rate. In all cases, one vote  per membership applies during Friends elections and business meetings.

scholarship fund

Your support helps sustain the Delores "DeeDee" DeLorenzo Scholarship Fund legacy.

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Help Our Cause

Your support enables us to meet our goals and improve conditions.

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