The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service hosts and supports a number of nature-based events and volunteer opportunities throughout the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. Browse the events below or refine your search by selecting a state in the menu to the left.
Maui NWRC Sea Turtle Dawn PatrolJune 1 - September 30 2014
Sea Turtle Dawn Patrol: From June 1 through September 30 each year, volunteers are scheduled to conduct early morning walks on beaches having a history of sea turtle nesting on the island of Maui. A volunteer orientation is held each year around mid-May.
Volunteer Opportunity: Invasive Species Strike TeamOngoing
We’re looking for an invasive species strike team! You could be a Weed Warrior team of one, or the Fantastic Four, however it works out! If anyone is interested in strapping a backpack sprayer on (think ghost-busters here), and helping us fight these nasty invaders, please let us know!
Volunteer: Ridgefield NWR Cultural Ed & EEOngoing
Volunteer opportunity at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. No experience necessary! Education volunteers help to supplement and enhance traditional classroom teaching by engaging students outside on trails and exploring inside the Plankhouse.Through prescheduled field trips, students of all ages and backgrounds get to experience and become inspired by the real world that they are learning about in their studies.
Volunteer: Habitat Restoration at Ridgefield NWREvery Wednesday and Saturday
During these work parties, refuge volunteers help remove Ricefield Bulrush, an invasive species of plant from refuge wetlands.
Salmon WatchSeptember/October 2014
Looking for FWS Volunteers to help lead Salmon Watch Field Trips. The goal for 2014 is to conduct 40 field trips for Portland area schools and 20 workshops for Columbia Gorge area schools. Field trips are in the Portland and Columbia Gorge areas. Each field trip involves four stations (approximately 45 minutes each) and groups of 6-8 students rotate through each of the four stations. Schools will have completed in class curriculum prior to the field trip.
Chehalis Watershed FestivalOctober 4, 2014
Come join the USFWS and our partners at the Annual Chehalis Watershed Festival October 4th in Aberdeen, WA!
The USFWS will be hosting an informational booth and a fun geocaching activity onsite. The Service will have GPS units available and beginners are encouraged to participate!
Several Chehalis Basin partners will be providing additional activities including fishing, fish printing and an interactive river model that allows users to create their own river system and learn about healthy fish & wildlife habitat. There will also be live music and a salmon bake!
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
~ Mother Theresa