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)
Youth Conservation Corps
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18, who work, learn, and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the United States
Learn more about the YCC and get involved.
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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Birds of prey, or raptors are specifically suited to their lives as hunters. Their strong legs and powerful grasping feet with sharp talons help them catch and kill prey. Hooked bills help tear the meat. Hawks, falcons, eagles and owls are an important part of the balance of nature because they help keep insect and rodent populations in check.
The winter is a good time to look for a variety of raptors. Northern harriers fly over the salt marsh and fields. Look for the eastern screech owl sitting in the hole of a wood duck box. Bald eagles, red-tailed and Cooper's hawks can be spotted on tree branches.