Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge has an active volunteer program. Volunteers assist with environmental education programs, visitor services, maintenance projects, special events, community outreach, and biological surveys. Volunteers are valuable allies to Bombay Hook refuge, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Each year, they give generously their time, expertise and resources to Bombay Hook. These individuals and groups are vital to fulfilling the Refuge and Service’s mission and goals.
Volunteer orientation is held the first Saturday of March and September. If you are interested in volunteering contact Tina Watson, Outdoor Recreation Planner: firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-653-6872.
Learn more about potential volunteer work projects.Volunteer Application (pdf)Volunteer Services Agreement (pdf)
The Friends of Bombay Hook is a 300-member not-for-profit corporation working in conjunction with Bombay Hook NWR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It supports and enhances educational and recreational programs at Bombay Hook, provides financial assistance and serves as a link between the Refuge and the public. The organization was founded in 1990 and during the past 20 years has successfully achieved its mission to support the refuge financially and has enriched the refuge’s offerings by providing volunteer expertise.
More information on Friends of Bombay Hook, Inc. can be found at: friendsofbombayhook.org.
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Wading gracefully on long legs through shallow water or along the water's edge, these birds search for fish, frogs, insects, and other creatures. Some birds use its long bill as a probe and others as a spear. Quick as a wink, it has a meal!
Although egrets and herons do not nest on the refuge, after they fledge their nests, they seek out wetlands like Bombay Hook along the Delaware Bay to feed. The summer months are a great time to look for these graceful birds.