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Tag: Friends and Volunteers

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  • Winner of 2017 Okefenokee photo contest announced during Pioneer Days

    December 21, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The winner of Okefenokee’s third annual photography contest is Stefan Mazzola. He took a beautiful photo of the night sky over Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge during a three-day overnight trip to Monkey Lake. His photo was one of more than 90 submissions. Everyone who participated in this event helped to capture the essence of the refuge. The photos range from subjects of birds and alligators, to families and sunrises. The contest occurs each year in late summer with submissions being accepted until September 30.  Learn more...

  • Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Friends group educate local school children

    November 30, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge was recently awarded a $12,420 Great Ideas Initiative grant from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Florida. The grant will fund an intern to work with refuge staff members to enhance and expand the educational programs at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. A refuge volunteer teaches a group of students. Photo by Ronald Frendreis, refuge volunteer.  Learn more...

  • A Tennessee wildlife services employee in uniform helps a todler with a bow and arrow.
    Information icon Archery was a popular activity. Photo by Pat Roberts, Friends of Dale Hollow NFH.

    Fifth annual Wilderness Day Camp

    July 31, 2017 | 1 minute read

    The Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery hosted the fifth annual Wilderness Day Camp on July 13. The event was co-sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee State Parks, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Activity stations included BB-gun and archery target shooting, water safety, a live barred owl, a dog care and handling demonstration, and fly rod casting. Eighty children and 30 adults attended the event at the Corps’ picnic shelter at the Dale Hollow Dam site.  Learn more...

  • A mother and three children pose for a photograph at the hatchery.
    Information icon Enjoying the outdoors. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    Double days of fishing at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near Suches, Georgia, hosted a Seniors Fishing Rodeo for adults aged 55 and older on June 2 and a Family Fishing Festival for youth aged 16 and under on June 3. Both of the events drew large crowds.  Learn more...

  • Veterans catch rainbows in the rain

    July 18, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On May 5, Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near Suches, Georgia, held its fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Fishing Rodeo.  Learn more...

  • A man standing in front of a new wooden kiosk.
    Information icon Dennis Kendrick stands in front of the kiosk he built. Photo by Vicki Maples, USFWS volunteer.

    Volunteer builds outdoor kiosk for Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Refuge

    May 3, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Refuge volunteer Dennis Kendrick spent 309 hours building an outdoor kiosk at the refuge’s north entrance. During his stay in Mississippi, Dennis also helped with several other tasks including mending a broken levee, maintaining roads, and drawing up several plans for upcoming refuge projects. He and his wife Jean are now exploring Louisiana and its many refuge volunteer opportunities. New North Entrance to the Sam D.  Learn more...

  • A female volunteer adding fish food to a pond.
    Information icon Macey Canerday feeds the fishes. Photo by USFWS.

    Volunteers spruce up Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery

    May 3, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery had the luxury of having several amazing volunteers recently donate their time at our facility: Bonnie Stevens, Sharon Hucks, Aaron Ruud, Cindy Wright, and Macey Canerday. During their time at the hatchery, they coordinated and executed several community outreach events, including bringing in the local high school art students to paint a hatchery- themed mural in the entrance area of the aquarium. Other activities included providing tours and organizing and planning events.  Learn more...

  • A male and female volunteer work on a trail with shovels.
    Information icon Volunteers John Adams and Julia Hoss begin trail reroute on the nature trail. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek volunteers make lasting improvements

    May 3, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Volunteers play a vital part in the daily operations at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. They staff the visitor contact station with coverage 364 days a year and help with daily fish production needs. A rare opportunity occasionally presents itself when volunteers with exceptional skills arrive. This winter, Wolf Creek was fortunate to have John Adams and Julia Hoss join the team for a trail reroute project. They brought a wealth of trail building knowledge and experience to the hatchery, having both worked several seasons at the national Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  Learn more...

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