Presquile National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities. Our volunteers have provided assistance in special events coordination and staffing; maintenance of buildings, trails, and signs; construction projects; invasive species treatment; administration; and habitat management. Volunteer are given the option to work as their availability allows. Groups or individuals can help out regularly throughout the year or come out for pre-scheduled volunteer “work days”. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Wildlife Refuge Specialist Cyrus Brame (804-829-9020 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Two organizations are serving the role of Friends as cooperative associations. These organizations help to support programs and fulfill the mission the refuge.
Richmond Audubon Society (RAS) - Through the Audubon Refuge Keeper (ARK) program, the RAS “adopted” the refuge with the specific purpose to support and improve the wildlife refuge for birds and other wildlife and their habitat.
James River Association - A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2007 to improve environmental programming at the refuge. Since that time, the partnership has established the James River Ecology School, expanded the amount of students participating in programs, and contributed funding for facility enhancements.
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The prothonotary warbler is a small, brightly-colored yellow bird that frequents the tidal swamp forest in spring and summer. Although the neo-tropical migrant is small in stature, it has a loud, distinctive call. Visitors to the wetland boardwalk can listen for the zweet, zweet, zweet, zweet, zweet, zweet song all on one pitch.