Close to 38,000 people volunteer with the US Fish and Wildlife Service annually. Wouldn't you like to be one of those individuals who help to conserve, manage, or protect our nation’s natural resources? Get involved by volunteering at one of your local National Wildlife Refuges and help us to protect some of America's greatest national treasures.
What do Occoquan Bay Volunteers do?
How much time is required?
Who may volunteer?
Where do I start?
Contact the Visitor Services Staff:
Rosalind Wu, Visitor Services Manager 703-490-4979 x 2016email: Rosalind_Wu@fws.gov
The Friends of the Potomac River Refuges (FOPRR) was founded in 2002 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization to promote conservation, awareness, and appreciation of the wildlife and habitats of the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex and to provide assistance to refuge programs. What does FOPRR do? Members assist refuge staff with organizing and staffing events. Serve as advocates for the Potomac River Refuges and the National Wildlife Refuge System. Assist with refuge community awareness, outreach, and conservation efforts. And support opportunities to take action in preserving the wildlife in our community. To find out more about FOPRR visit www.foprr.org.
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Ospreys are one of the most common bird species seen at Occoquan Bay NWR during spring and summer. They return in early March to re-form pair bonds and establish breeding territories. Breeding pairs can be observed nesting on platforms located throughout the refuge.