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Cleaning Bird BoxVolunteers and staff help clean out bird nesting boxes in the spring.  Just one of many opportunities for people to lend a hand at their local National Wildlife Refuge. 

 
  

From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. 

More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state.  Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.  

More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century.  Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.

Please feel free to contact us at (785)543-6673 or kirwin@fws.gov if you would like more information on becoming a volunteer.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2014
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