Who We Are

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization formed by concerned residents and conservationists of the Valley in 2002. We aim to protect the valley’s history, agricultural heritage and natural resources.

Our Goals

To improve connections and communications with homeowners, landowners and the community in general regarding conservation and land preservation.

• To protect open space and environmentally sensitive areas.

• To strengthen our Board to prepare future leaders.

• To provide support to and community involvement in the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Our Mission Statement

 The Friends of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge are dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the natural and cultural resources, rural character and scenic beauty of the Cherry Valley area.

FOCV Officers & Members


President: Debra Schuler

Vice President: Elizabeth Cortright

Treasurer: Jill Thatcher

Secretary: Carolyn Lange

Assistant Secretary: Lynn Oberdick


Board Members:

Ed Cramer

Ronald Cortright

Darrin Schuler

Carol Stolfi

James Vogt

William Oberdick