MIWA Memberships


Enjoy great benefits on your visits to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) while supporting the programs of the Refuge. Your membership helps MIWA and the MINWR promote conservation, awareness and appreciation of one of Florida’s most diverse wetland habitats through education programs, intern funding and special events.
Through the generosity of our MIWA members, we have continued to:

  • Provide much needed funding for Refuge projects not federally funded.
  • Continue funding of environmental education programs for student.
  • Provide transportation funding for environmental education programs.
  • Assist in staffing of the MINWR Visitor Center.
  • Support biological studies within the MINWR.
  • Provide funding for interns for MINWR and LWNWR.
  • Provide funding for the New Visitor Center.

Your membership also supports upgrades and construction of important interpretive facilities such as the Sendler Pavilion, which educates thousands of school children annually, and the Black Point Wildlife Drive Enhancement Project.

MIWA Annual Membership Categories

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Friends of the Refuge
Student           $20 - Buy Now                
Senior              $20  - Buy Now
Individual       $25 - Buy Now                 
Family             $50 - Buy Now

Friends of the Refuge memberships include membership card and decal, Habi-Chat newsletter (3x a year), invitations to Members-only field trips and a 10% discount in The Bookery.

Gopher Tortoise $100 - $249

Friends of the Refuge benefits plus:

  • 1 MINWR Refuge Annual Pass
  • Recognition at the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition in the HabiChat
  • Recognition on the MIWA website   

Bobcat $250 - $499

Friends of the Refuge benefits plus:

  • 1 MINWR Refuge Annual Pass
  • 1 MINWR VIP tours (up to 12 visitors per tour)
  • Recognition at the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition in the HabiChat
  • Recognition on the MIWA website

Sea Turtle $500 - $999

Friends of the Refuge benefits plus:

  • 1 MINWR Refuge Annual Pass
  • 2 MINWR VIP tours (up to 12 visitors per tour)
  • Recognition at the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition in the HabiChat
  • Recognition on the MIWA website

Otter $1,000 - $2,499

Friends of the Refuge benefits plus:

  • 1 MINWR Refuge Annual Pass
  • 3 MINWR VIP tours (up to 12 visitors per tour)
  • 2 KSC Visitors Complex Annual Passes
  • Recognition at the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition in the HabiChat
  • ⅛ page advertisement in the HabiChat
  • Recognition on the MIWA website

Alligator $2,500 – 4,999  

Friends of the Refuge benefits plus:  

  • 2 MINWR Refuge Annual Passes
  • 4 MINWR VIP tour (up to 12 visitors)
  • 2 KSC Visitors Complex Annual Passes
  • 2 KSC VC Special Interest VIP tours
  • Recognition at the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition in the HabiChat
  • ¼ page advertisement in the HabiChat
  • Recognition on the MIWA website

Manatee $5,000 and above

Friends of the Refuge benefits plus:

  • 2 MINWR Refuge Annual Passes
  • 5 MINWR VIP tours (up to 12 visitors per tour)
  • 2 KSC Visitors Complex Annual Passes
  • 2 KSC VC Special Interest VIP tours
  • Recognition at the Annual Meeting
  • Recognition in the HabiChat
  • ½ page advertisement in the HabiChat
  • Recognition on the MIWA website   
Merritt Island Wildlife Association
Merritt Island Wildlife Association
Merritt Island Wildlife Association

Family thru Manatee memberships may include all household members.

Otter, Alligator and Manatee memberships may include outside of household, such as family, friends and employees.

MIWA tours must be scheduled 3 weeks in advance through the MIWA office at (321) 861-2377. Dates and times are subject to shuttle bus and guide availability. Tour group size is limited to 12 total.

Vouchers for MINWR Refuge Annual Pass will be mailed to the address listed on the application. Vouchers can then be presented at the MINWR front desk in the Visitor Center for an annual pass. Passes may be used by the member or gifted to non-members. Please contact us if you would prefer your pass directly mailed to you.

KSC Visitor Complex Annual Passes and KSC Visitor Complex Special Interest VIP tours passes will be available after directly calling MIWA at (321) 861-2377. MIWA must be contacted 3 weeks in advance for tickets. KSC will not have any information regarding tickets or tours until after MIWA has been contacted.

Please contact us if you need assistance or have questions at (321) 861-2377. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday from 9am - 4pm EST. Please allow for a 72-hour response time. You must speak directly to a MIWA staff member for all tours and KSC passes.

Thank you for helping support the Merritt Island NWR and MIWA.

New memberships and membership renewals may be purchased online, over the phone at 321-861-2377 or by filling out the Membership Form and mailing in payment to:

MIWA
PO Box 2683,
Titusville, FL 32781

Please make checks or money orders payable to “MIWA”. For more information, please call the MIWA office at 321-861-2377 or email members@merrittislandwildlifeassociation.org