Volunteers assist the refuge in important tasks such as butterfly surveys and habitat restoration. For butterfly surveys, volunteers walk along transects on the dunes.
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Antioch Dunes NWR relies on volunteers to lead the monthly walks in this normally closed refuge. Interns seeking experience in the fields of biology and land management are hired to assist with management activities, and volunteers help with the annual butterfly surveys and habitat restoration. To volunteer, call 707-769-4200.
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Antioch Dunes NWR is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.