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Promote Volunteering on Refuges on Earth Day and Every Day

Joan Patterson

Refuge volunteer
Volunteers and Refuge Friends are vital in helping the Fish and Wildlife Service achieve wildlife conservation and public outreach goals on our national wildlife refuges. | ‪Robert G Allen

Have you considered promoting volunteer projects on your local refuge to a larger audience? The National Wildlife Refuge Association launched a new web page today to promote refuge volunteer opportunities. Southwest Airlines, our official airlines, began promoting the page to their customers in a press release this morning.

If you want to promote approved volunteer projects on our website please send us the date, time, location, short description of the project, and contact information.  You can send us the link if you already have your project posted on your website or Facebook page.

With Earth Day being celebrated globally on Friday, it is the perfect time to get out the word about volunteer events on your local refuge to a broader audience. Eventually our volunteer page will be a feature of the new Friends website, which is currently being developed by NWRA.

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity near you or on your travels, visit www.refugeassociation.org and look for “Volunteer” under the “Get Involved” tab.

To learn more about specific volunteer opportunities on national wildlife refuges and how to become involved with your local refuge “Friends” organization please contact Joan Patterson, NWRA’s Director of Grassroots Outreach at jpatterson@refugeassociation.org.

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