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

February 21, 2008

Roadside Cleanup Scheduled on Feb. 28 for Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Greater Yellowlegs
Photo Credit: Jeff Lewis

You don’t have to be a migratory bird (like this greater yellowlegs) to enjoy Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge this time of year! On Thursday, February 28th at 1:30 pm, spend a couple hours with FWS staff, Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society members, and Hatteras locals while participating in a litter pick-up along NC 12 on the refuge. Look for the flashing lights near Rodanthe! "The southern end of Pea Island is in desperate need of attention. Let’s show OBX visitors how much we value our local wildlife refuges,” said Abbey Reibel, Refuge Volunteer Coordinator. “The Refuge offers such unique opportunities for the public, but with all Federal cut-backs, it’s hard to keep up with the day-to-day maintenance. We’re relying on local volunteers more than ever to keep Pea Island safe and pristine for all to enjoy.” For more information on becoming a refuge volunteer, please contact Abbey_Reibel@fws.gov, or call 252-987-1118.