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Volunteer

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities. Our volunteers have provided assistance in special events coordination and staffing, maintenance of buildings and structures, construction projects, invasive species treatment, historical records archiving, visitor contact and information, and much more! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Deputy Refuge Manager Rebekah Martin (804-333-1470 Ext.113 or Rebekah_p_martin@fws.gov).
 

Friends Group

The Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends Group formed in August 2004. Their mission is to support the National Wildlife Refuge System and promote awareness of the refuge through education and outreach. In 2012 the Friends membership reached over 100 individuals. The Friends have completed many projects such as the construction of the Wilna wildlife observation platform and they also funded the construction of the Wilna wildlife observation/hunt blind. Friends members have staffed numerous public events and were instrumental in gaining the refuge’s acceptance into the Chesapeake Gateways Network in March 2006.  

Please contact Friends group President Ann Graziano (804-366-2343) or visit their website at www.rwrfriends.org if you would like to become a member or would like more information. 

   

Youth Conservation Corp (YCC)

Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and women who work, earn, and learn together doing outdoor conservation projects. YCC members complete meaningful projects that require hard work and cooperation. Work projects on the refuge may include building and improving trails, removing invasive plants, and contributing to wildlife management programs. Enrollees also participate in educational activities. Applicants must be fifteen to eighteen years of age, be citizens or legal residents of the United States, and enjoy the outdoors. The eight week program will begin in mid to late June. Salary: $7.25/hour To apply: Download and complete application and submit to Andy Hofmann, Rappahannock River Valley NWR, P.O. Box 1030, Warsaw, VA 22572. Applications must be postmarked by April 16, 2014. 

 

 

Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014
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