Get Involved

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. More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and more then 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. These volunteers and friends are crucial to protecting our nation's wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the legacy of tomorrow.

Volunteer Information

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All those interested in volunteering should contact refuge headquarters and complete a Volunteer Services Agreement (For groups interested in volunteering, this is the group form). This agreement must be completed annually. Because the refuge does not have a formal visitor center, we don’t have a consistent weekly flow of work for volunteers. However, we do utilize volunteers for educational and interpretative programs, youth hunts, biological data collection, and general refuge maintenance. So whatever your talents or interest, it can be put to good use at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge!


Friends Group Information 

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The Friends of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is a group of volunteers that recognize the refuge’s benefits to the community and are dedicated to its goals. The Friends assist with various activities such as the establishment and restoration of habitat, grant writing, promotion of refuge events, environmental education programs, and increasing wildlife recreation opportunities. Joining the Friends gives you an opportunity to help link the public to the refuge in order to promote awareness and a broader understanding of the refuge and the community’s role as stewards of the environment.