Get Involved

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
- Anne Frank 

  • Become a RNWR Volunteer


    Volunteers are an essential piece of the care and ongoing improvement of refuge habitat and programs.  Hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year to restore habitat, conduct wildlife surveys, teach cultural and environmental education, and greet the public.  Getting involved is easy and there is something for every interest, ability, and schedule.

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  • Ridgefield NWR Friends

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    Volunteers are essential to maintaining healthy habitats and creating learning and recreational opportunities for local communities. Refuges are fortunate to have volunteer groups like the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to support the refuge. They do this through on and off site restoration, education, and outreach activities.

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  • Federal Duck Stamp

    Duck Stamp

    Originally created in 1934 as federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection. The Federal Duck Stamp has been called one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated.

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