The Spring Wings, Friends of Stillwater NWR, hosted the Region 8 Friends conference in Fallon this year. Attendees Donna Crail-Rugotzke and Jennifer Vincent were joined by Complex staff Angelina Yost and Harry Konwin. The four enjoyed each other’s company as they drove the entire way! While at the conference, the group networked with folks from the DC based National Wildlife Refuge Association, other Friends groups members and some of the regional NWR personnel. One of the highlights of the conference was a presentation by Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Manager, Jimmy Fox. The group also toured the Stillwater Refuge where they spent some time amidst the cliff swallows pictured above. Donna will have a short presentation about information and ideas gleaned at the conference during our next Friends meeting on June 17th.