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Volunteer Hal Fairfield is up to his neck in cattails on Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, NV, where he is restoring a spring that is vital to the endangered Warm Springs pupfish.
Photo Credit: USFWS

Matching Volunteers

97-Year-Old Volunteer Leads Birders in Texas

Teen Spreads the Word on Marine Debris

Adventures of a Vagabond Volunteer
Marilyn has decided to spend the next chapter of her life as a live-in volunteer at National Wildlife Refuges around the country. Read more...

Volunteer Adopts a Spring at Ash Meadows Refuge
The Adopt-a-Spring program at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, NV, began because of one volunteer's enthusiasm. Read more...

A Volunteer Gardens for Butterflies
On the first butterfly walk I took many years ago, the leader said, “If you build it, they will come.” As with mouse traps and baseball fields, this has proved to be true at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Learn more

Volunteers on the Go

Resident Volunteers at Work

A Green Jay Led Us Here

If you would like to share stories of your own volunteer experiences on a National Wildlife Refuge or National Fish Hatchery, send short articles and photos to RefugeUpdate@fws.gov.

Last updated: February 25, 2015
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