Get Involved

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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.  Nisqually, for example, was established through a grassroots effort when the conservation movement was just gaining momentum.  Now you, also, can play an important role in our continuing efforts to improve conservation at the Nisqully delta.

  • Volunteer

    More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century.  Become a volunteer to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.

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  • Volunteer Spotlight


    The Refuge highlights Karen Yochem in honor of National Volunteer Week. A mainstay at the Refuge for the last 24 years, she has logged more then 18,821 volunteer hours! Thank you Karen.

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  • Friends of Nisqually

    More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state.  Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow. Friends of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is an important partner, helping to support Refuge programs.

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