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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As of April 1st, most of the refuge's ocean beach will be closed to all public access due to the presence of nesting piping plovers. A small portion of beach will remain open and will be accessible via the Lot 1 boardwalk.