Habitat Restoration

Nothing in nature is static, and there is always work to do.


What is Habitat Restoration?

Habitat restoration involves work in the mud: planting, digging, pulling, clipping, cutting, hiking, carrying, and fun! We add and subtract, dig and fill, pump water in and pump water out, for the betterment of our land. And sometimes, it isn’t muddy!


Why Volunteer?

You provide a little sweat, we provide the snacks, the tools, and the fun! Unlike other volunteer opportunities on the Refuge, with habitat restoration work, you can join us once, or again and again. Become part of a team that not only gets to shape our refuge but also make a visible difference to the important species it supports. Sometimes our volunteers even get to venture to parts of the Refuge that are closed to the public. And, as with all our volunteer opportunities, come meet some new people and commune with nature!
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Volunteer Opportunities:


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