Participating Nonprofits

Participating Nonprofits

Walk For The Wild 2023

Administered by Public Lands Alliance (PLA), the official national strategic fundraising, friendraising, and marketing partner to the National Wildlife Refuge System, Walk for the Wild provides a platform for Refuges and their nonprofit partners to get people moving in nature and help generate important funding to advance their missions.

In 2022, Walk for the Wild raised more than $30,000 to support more than 60 refuges nationally. We can't wait to engage more teams, more participants and raise more funds to support our Refuges and their partners in 2023!

A Walk for the Wild team comprises one nonprofit and its affiliated NWRS field station(s). Participating Walk for the Wild Teams (pending application & approval) are required to plan, execute and promote their Walk for the Wild event. Using the provided Walk for the Wild online event platform, participating nonprofit partners will administer Walk for the Wild Team pages that will allow participants to sign-up for their respective events and activate supporters to donate in support of their team. For more information, please check out the resources included below.

The deadline for nonprofits to apply to participate as a team in Walk for the Wild 2023 closed on June 30th. Please reach out to for information about team participation in Walk for the Wild 2023.

Walk for the Wild Informational Webinar,

May 17, 2023

Check out this informational webinar where representatives from the Public Lands Alliance and the USFWS provide information and insights on this annual signature event of the National Wildlife Refuge System including a recap of the 2022 event, the model and format for this year’s national fundraising and activate event, how to create a team, the type of support provided to plan, execute, and promote a local Walk for the Wild activation event and for nonprofit partners to encourage supporters to donate in support of your team as well as updates on matching donations from national supporters raised by PLA so far this year (as of May 17, 2023).

Walk for the Wild Team Leader Orientation
July 19th, 4 pm - 5:30PM ET

Check out our informative orientation presentation regarding Walk for the Wild 2023! 

Walk for the Wild 2023 Resources

Click on the resources below to learn more:

Walk for the Wild 2023 General Information

Walk for the Wild 2023 Toolkit

Rules & Regulations for Nonprofit Partners (includes information on team expectations, Team Leader responsibilities, and eligibility)

Nonprofit Teams Infographic

Team Swag Templates

Walk for the Wild Application Questions and Checklist

NWRS Field Station Acknowledgement Information

To apply to participate as a WFTW 2023 Team, teams must submit a nonprofit partner application form and a USFWS Acknowledgement form:

Nonprofit partner application

USFWS Acknowledgment Form

Walk for the Wild 2022 Team Resources

Click on the resources below to learn more:

WFTW 2022 Interim Grant Report

Questions About Walk for the Wild

If you have questions, please contact: