Everyone who volunteers must fill out the new Volunteer Services Agreement form.
If you have a group, you may fill out the new Group Volunteer Form.
Held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 8am - 12pm. Activities include upland habitat restoration, trash pick-up, and work in the native plant nursery. Registration required by the Monday before the event - call 562-598-1024 and leave first and last names (please also spell out) and phone number of all participants. Meet at the main gate parking lot (800 Seal Beach Blvd.) at 8am on the day of the event. Please bring photo ID. Long pants and sturdy shoes recommended. US citizens only.
Typically refuge special events throughout the year such as National Public Lands Day or trash pickup events, so please check our homepage.
If you have a group of 10-20 individuals interested in arranging stewardship activities, please contact Refuge Manager at least 2 months in advance.
If you would like to get more involved and can commit 100 hours minimum per year, then please contact Refuge Manager at (562) 598-1024. A background check is required.
A great way to become a supporter and volunteer of the Refuge! Please visit the Friends of Seal Beach NWR website.
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The smallest of the North American terns, they are migratory seabirds that breed primarily along the California coast. Their swallow-like flight gave them their earlier common name, Sea Sparrows. They were listed as Federally Endangered in 1970 mainly due to habitat loss.