The refuge draws a lot of strength and support from our volunteers. People have contributed a couple hours a month to nearly a hundred hours a month. Every piece counts to make a refuge whole. Anyone is welcome to join us to staff our annual fishing event, mow lawns, pick up trash, join a bird survey, facilitate a nature walk, file, add pictures to our photo database, garden at the wonderful bayscape garden, trail work by cutting back plants, fill kiosks, and more.
The refuge is lucky enough to have some great friends! The Friends of Eastern Neck have supported the refuge needs through volunteer hours and donating goods for refuge projects. Some projects include the Bayscape garden, Bayview Trail, and Eastern Neck Kayak Trail. The Friends can be reached by mail at Friends of Eastern Neck P.O. Box 450 Rock Hall, MD 21661. More information can be viewed at http://www.friendsofeasternneck.org/.
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Around Thanksgiving we give thanks for another kind of bird, the tundra swans. Tundra swans visit the refuge starting in late November before migrating about 4,000 miles in March! They can fly up to 50 miles per hour, weigh 10 to 22 pounds, and have a wing span of 72-88 inches. Although they are all around the island, the Tundra Swan Boardwalk is the best viewing place to see the swans.