Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

Refuge Helpers Litter Control

Litter's not for Critters, so the refuge invites wildlife-lovers to join this new program.

Refuge Helpers Litter Control logo.  Art by refuge volunteer Jerry WildaModeled after the well-known Adopt-a-Highway programs, participants adopt a particular section of the refuge and commit to keeping it clear of litter.

Groups, families, and inviduals interested in participating should be willing to commit to:

  • Adopting a stretch of the refuge for at least two years.
  • Picking up trash at least every other month between August and June when the area is open to public access. That's two to five times per year, depending on which area is adopted.

The refuge commits to

  • Erecting an Adopt-a-Refuge sign displaying the group name at the adopted area.
  • Providing safety guidelines, safety vests, flags, and trash bags.
  • Removing filled trash bags the first workday following a pickup, whenever possible.

Interested in becoming a Refuge Helper? For more information, contact us at (208) 467-9278 or complete and return a volunteer application (PDF file larger than 500 kb) noting your interest in Refuge Helpers.

Last updated: October 1, 2012