Mailing: 73 Weir Hill Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776
The Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge formed in 2000, nearly a full year prior to the transfer of the U.S. Army's former Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Since that time, the Friends Group has provided the refuge invaluable assistance in preparing to open the refuge for wildlife-dependent recreational activities by removing physical safety hazards; conducting biological surveys of vernal pools, raptors, bats, invasive plant species; and conducting numerous public outreach and education programs.
For information on becoming part of the Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, please visit their website www.farnwr.org.
One of our latest volunteer efforts involved rallying a few dedicated folks to assist in cleaning the gardens at the refuge in order to prepare for winter. After several hours of hard work on a brisk December morning, the place looked great! Thanks to all that contribvuted, and a special thanks to Ace from Village Nusery who loaned us his equipment & tools. Check out our pics!
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The refuge has many volunteer opportunities for people to get involved from frog surveys and invasive species removal to greeting visitors at our new visitor center and assisting on the development and implementation of programs. The refuge staff hosts an annual volunteer orientation every spring where newcomers and long-term volunteers can learn about the details of the upcoming season volunteer opportunities. Please contact Susan_J_Russo@fws.gov if you want learn more!
Complex Interpretive Intern (pdf 16KB)
Refuge Boundary Stewards needed - (pdf 15KB)
Visitor Services Opportunities (pdf 19kb)
Environmental Educator (pdf 70kb)
Assabet River Greeter (pdf 61kb)
Assabet River Interpreter (pdf 60kb)
Assabet River Trail Steward (pdf 62kb)
The refuge typically has a variety of internship opportunities each summer ranging from biology and invasive species work to interpretation and education. Announcements are posted in November each year and the application period usually closes by the following February. Internships are a great way to experience what it is like to work on public lands and make a contribution to natural resource conservation.