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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.

Volunteering for San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge is looking for volunteers interested in helping protect and enhance all three refuges that make up the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, including Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy. Both local and seasonal resident volunteers help lead nature tours; conduct wildlife and plant surveys; maintain nature trails; complete construction and maintenance projects; assist with environmental education programs; greet visitors; and much more!

Are you an RV volunteer looking for your next opportunity?
For three days of work per week per person, the refuge provides RV sites with full hookup, utilities, washer-dryer and a gathering area set within the refuge. A two month commitment is required. For more information about RV volunteering contact the refuge.

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