Volunteers provide their skills and
energy to the reforestation effort, clean-up projects, school programs,
maintenance of public facilities, trail construction, office work and
wildlife monitoring. We invite you to learn from first hand experiences.
By volunteering you'll gain knowledge about the refuge, its purpose and
prospects and become involved with a vision of wildlife, natural
landscapes and quality of life for people in southern Illinois.
Contact the refuge office at 618-634-2231 for volunteer opportunities.
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A migratory bird, breeds and nests throughout in tree cavities over water and eat insects. Prothonotary warblers are a good indicator of healthy bottomland forests and the success of restoration efforts in the Cache River Watershed.
Photo by Stoil Ivanov.