Get Involved

USFWS volunteer Jim Smith refuels a pump that is refilling a wetland with water after a dry summer.  NBR photo

The Wetland Management District is a wonderful place to visit, with expansive vistas, native birds, and abundant wildlife. But you can do more than just enjoy the outdoors - you can become directly involved in supporting the Refuge by volunteering.

The photo above shows USFWS volunteer Jim Smith refueling a pump that is refilling a wetland with water after a dry summer.


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.  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. Check with the volunteer program for the National Wildlife Refuge System.