Volunteers are an important part of the refuge team and support conservation work in many ways. Whether working fulltime, dedicating a few hours per week, or assisting with periodic special events, opportunities to volunteer at the refuge are diverse and include:
The Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of the natural resources of the refuge, fostering public understanding and appreciation of the refuge, and engaging in activities that will assist and challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to meet its mandates.
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This is a friendly, early spring reminder that most of the refuge's ocean beach closes to all public access on April 1st because of our piping plover management work. A small section of beach remains open at the north end of the refuge and is accessible via the Lot 1 boardwalk.