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Volunteers helping with habitat restoration at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers play a critical role in fulfilling the mission at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge by giving countless hours assisting with conservation efforts, maintenance, wildlife and habitat management, special events and a number of other everyday refuge activities.


Volunteers do many different things around the refuge from helping preserve artifacts from the Bertrand, taking care of bird specimens, helping maintain trails, lake shore cleanup, checking nest boxes, assisting with bird counts, prairie seed collecting, working with school groups, and many, many other activities.

For information on volunteer opportunities, email peter_rea@fws.gov or click on the
Volunteer Application Form, fill out and email it to Peter Rea or mail it to DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, 1434 316th Lane, Missouri Valley, IA 51555