Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge has an active volunteer program. Volunteers assist with visitor services, maintenance projects, environmental education programs, special events, community outreach, and biological surveys. Volunteers are valuable allies to Prime Hook refuge, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Each year, they give generously their time, expertise and resources to Prime Hook. These individuals and groups are vital to fulfilling the Refuge and Service’s mission and goals.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (302) 684-8419.
Learn more about potential volunteer work projects.Volunteer cover letter (pdf)Volunteer application (pdf)
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18, who work, learn, and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the United States.
Learn more about the YCC and how to apply.
The Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support education, environmental, and recreation activities at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, and increase public awareness of the role the Refuge and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service play in preserving habitat for native plants and animals. The Friends group functions as the cooperating association of the refuge, managing a gift shop with educational and nature related items at the refuge’s visitor facility. Proceeds from gift shop sales, membership dues, and generous donations help the Friends group accomplish its mission.
More information on the Friends of Prime Hook NWR, Inc. can be found at: friendsofprimehook.com
Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge11978 Turkle Pond RoadMilton, DE 19968Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prime Hook NWR is embarking on a large-scale tidal marsh restoration project in the wetlands previously managed as freshwater impoundments. It's one of the largest marsh restoration projects ever in the eastern U.S. Restoration from degraded open water conditions to back-barrier salt marsh habitats will involve re-building dunes, closing breaches, and restoring tidal channels throughout the marsh. The restored hydrological and salinity regimes will support the natural recolonization of salt marsh grasses in Unit II and parts of Unit III.