Many scout groups and school groups from grade school to university come to our Refuge for educational field trips. These groups often help us by doing service projects like keeping our Refuge clean of Styrofoam, plastics, and other debris.
In 1990 the Service designated Graveyard Spit as a Research Natural Area (RNA) due to its unique native vegetation. The Service defines RNAs as areas where natural processes are allowed to predominate without human intervention. Activities on RNAs are limited to research, study, observation, monitoring, and educational activities that are non-destructive, non-manipulative, and maintain unmodified conditions.