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Volunteers are our Greatest Natural Resource!

The best way to get involved in the Tamarac Wetland Management District is to join the Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. This energetic organization is beginning to branch out its volunteer efforts into the five county district. Learn more about the organization and how you can help at 

Tamarac has a strong team of more than 100 volunteers who donate their time and talents to a variety of programs. Volunteers lead environmental education programs, conduct wildlife surveys and assist with research projects, conduct water quality monitoring, lead wildlife excursions, and much more! The required time commitment varies with each position or project. Some positions may only require a few hours per week, others much more. For those who would like to make their summer home among the bald eagles, trumpeter swans and wolves, we have a Resident Volunteer Program located at the district office of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge.

Currently two campsites are available for the field season that occurs from May-October. In exchange for the campsite, resident volunteers must commit to two months and work 24 hours/week. If you enjoy nature and making a difference on your public lands, why not become a member of the Tamarac team. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Janice Bengtson at or call 218-847-2641.