Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying. Consider volunteering your time at the refuge or by joining the refuge Friends group.

The Friends of Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is a citizen-based, non-profit organization formed in 2001 to promote awareness and appreciation of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and to provide assistance to refuge programs. Join them in shaping the legacy of Horicon Marsh! 

Volunteering

Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Learn new skills, meet new friends and enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov.

Our Partners

Nature does not recognize human-made boundaries. In order to conserve our natural and cultural resources effectively, we must work with others to bridge these boundaries. Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is also proud to partner with the following organizations:

  • Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area (Wisconsin DNR)
  • Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
  • Marsh Haven Nature Center
  • Horicon Marsh Bird Club
  • Dodge County Tourism
  • International Crane Foundation

Outreach

Outreach opportunities to learn more about the refuge and volunteering opportunities include citizen science projects and interpretive programs and events.

Education Programs

Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
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, fish hatchery or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.