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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News Release

April 24, 2008

Public Sought to Assist with Pea Island Refuge Clean-up on April 28 at 1:30


American Oyster
It’s not only the shorebirds, like this American Oystercatcher, that migrate to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, but another two-legged species as well! The upcoming tourist season is fast approaching, so come help Refuge employees and dedicated volunteers spring clean the popular fishing/ birding spot at the North end of Pea Island by Bonner Bridge on April 28th at 1:30 p.m. “Let’s set a good example for the heavy volume of visitors expected on the Outer Banks this year,” commented Abbey Reibel, Refuge Volunteer Coordinator, “If vacationers see how much value we put on our natural areas, maybe they will be more inclined to follow suit.” For more information on the clean-up, please contact Abbey at 252-987-1118, or by e-mail at

Photo credit: Jeff Lewis