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Conserving the Nature of America

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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Volunteer Information

Volunteers make hatchery events successful
Volunteers make hatchery events successful. Photo by USFWS.

Our volunteers are individuals who want to give back to their communities: parents who want to be good stewards of the land and set examples for their children, retired people willing to share their wealth of knowledge, concerned citizens of all ages who want to learn more about conservation and passionate people who enjoy the outdoors and want to spread the word about America's greatest natural treasures. Please call or email this field station to learn about future volunteer opportunities.


Special Events

Jordan River National Fish Hatchery hosts several onsite public events annually. Each October, the staff in cooperation with the hatchery friends group, hosts the Jordan River Valley Festival. The hatchery also hosts a mid-winter “Bean Pot” in February for local outdoor enthusiasts. These events draw upwards of several thousand visitors annually and are a highlight of our onsite public programs. Volunteers are always welcome and needed for these events. Please contact the hatchery at 231-584-2461 for specific dates and times.


Friends Group Information

The Friends of the Jordan River National Fish Hatchery are a dedicated group of volunteers that assist the hatchery with a wide range of projects. From helping with fish culture operations, carrying out kids fishing day events, to representing the station to congressional staff, this group of outstanding citizens greatly enhances the effectiveness of this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service facility. Everyone is welcome to join this free, active and public service-oriented group. Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at the hatchery. To find out more information on the Friends group, please email mbennett12377@gmail.com.


Partner Information

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. In turn, the Fisheries Program routinely collaborates with tribal, federal, state, local and non-profit groups forming partnerships to implement on-the-ground conservation projects that protect and enhance fish and other aquatic resources and provide angling opportunities to the public.