Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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Litter Pickup
Photo Caption: Volunteers are encouraged to join refuge staff and Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society members for the monthly litter pickup scheduled for Monday, November 26 at 1:30 on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. "Dress warmly!", advises Refuge Volunteer Coordinator Abbey Reibel.

Photo Credit: FWS, Abbey Reibel

fishing
Photo Caption: The north end of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is a popular fishing spot for many visitors and locals alike. Unfortunately, items discarded by some of the fishermen, fishing traffic, trash washing up from Oregon Inlet, and items thoughtlessly thrown from passing vehicles on NC 12 combine to make this area both unsightly for humans and unsafe for wildlife. Be a part of the solution! Join us on Monday, November 26 at 1:30 pm

Photo Credit: FWS, Abbey Reibel

Time to Clean Up Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge!

There is a growing need for Refuge volunteers to help perform litter pick-ups on the north end of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. During the fall months, recreational fishing around the south end of Bonner Bridge increases, creating a serious litter issue. Join volunteers, Refuge staff, and Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society members on November 26th at 1:30 p.m. to help keep this highly-used area clean and safe for continued enjoyment. For further information concerning our monthly clean-ups, please contact: Abbey Reibel at 252-987-1118, or by email at Abbey_Reibel@fws.gov.

Note: The article below was written by Abbey Reibel's fifth grade daughter, Waverly, who is an active and enthusiastic refuge volunteer. If there's any way to use her "article" and give her credit for it... she would be thrilled! But- either article is OK with us... we just want folks to know about the cleanup!! Thanks!

Spring cleaning has arrived! (more like winter cleaning). The north end of Pea Island is in desperate need of TLC. The fisherman’s hot spot, (as we like to call it) ,is starting to get trashy again. We here at the Refuge need your help! Please come and volunteer to help us out on November 26 at 1:30 in the afternoon. Some of the staff of the Fish and Wildlife service will be waiting for you at the parking lot at the south end of the Bonner Bridge. For more information about our monthly clean ups, contact Abbey Reibel at 252-987-1118 or Abbey_Reibel@fws.gov. We can’t wait to see you there!