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Volunteers help clear debris from a refuge beach in Rhode Island.
Volunteers help clear debris from a refuge beach in Rhode Island.
USFWS photo.


Volunteers help clean up Rhode Island refuges after hurricane


Volunteers at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex pitched in to help both with preparing for Hurricane Irene and with clean-up after the storm. They removed poles and signage at piping plover protection sites before the storm, and cleared debris from hiking trails and the shoreline afterwards. Throughout the Northeast Region, thousands of volunteers last year donated nearly 220,000 hours supporting national wildlife refuges. That’s the equivalent of 100 full-time employees.

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Published on: Friday, September 02,2011


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