There is currently no volunteer program for the Michigan Wetland Management District. Visitors are encouraged to report significant wildlife observations to Jim_Hudgins@fws.gov. However, you may volunteer your time at one of the over 550 other National
Wildlife Refuge's throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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.
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The mallard, a dabbling duck, uses shallow wetlands and grasslands to feed. The birds strain food particles from the water with their bill, upend to reach deeper foods, or graze on land.