From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge can use your help!
Volunteering for the Refuge
Two RV sites are available for volunteers interested in committing to a minimum of two months. All utilities and hook up are provided for a 24 (couple) or 32 (single) hour per week commitment.
Local volunteers interested in helping the refuge can call for more details. We need help with maintenance and construction projects, computer/technology projects, biological surveys, administrative work, environmental education programs and visitor services. All volunteers are expected to sign a volunteer agreement and commit to the minimum required hours of volunteer work individually, or in combination with a group. Individual volunteers will need to commit to at least 40 hours of volunteer work, or be part of a group that will provide a combined 40 hours of labor.
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More than a century ago, up to one million Attwater’s prairie-chickens graced the coastal prairies of Texas and Louisiana. Each spring, males gathered to perform an elaborate courtship ritual. They inflated their yellow air sacs and emitted a strange, booming sound across a sea of grasses.