Are you interested in helping the environment and your local community? You can join the ranks of the 38,000 people who volunteer on our national wildlife refuges each year! Volunteers and refuge “Friends” groups contribute over 1.4 million hours of their personal time each year to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife System in the stewardship of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
From removing invasive species, to cleaning up trash, conducting wildlife surveys, and banding birds, there are many ways to become involved with your local wildlife refuge.
To learn more about specific volunteer opportunities on national wildlife refuges please go to http://www.fws.gov/volunteers/volOpps.html. To become involved with your local refuge “Friends” organization please contact Joan Patterson, NWRA’s Director of Grassroots Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org.