Volunteers play a vital role in helping the FWS fulfill its mission of conserving, protecting and enhancing America’s fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats. Through the help provided by volunteers, Service employees can accomplish jobs that would otherwise not get done because of funding or personnel limitations.
Learn more about volunteering on the refuge.
Friends organizations and community partners are valuable allies of the Refuge System. These groups are vital to fulfilling the Refuge System’s mission and goals. Each year they give generously of their time, expertise and resources and play important roles in conserving wildlife and their habitats along with serving the more than 45 million visitors who enjoy our refuges.
Learn more about the Friends of Forsythe.
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There are wildlife viewing opportunities year-round on the refuge. Come by in the winter for a chance to see hundreds of black ducks and Atlantic brant. Summer is a great time to spot turtles sunning by the water. Visit our Seasons of Wildlife page to learn more!