Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Do you volunteer for a national wildlife refuge?

If so, thank you very much! So many of us benefit from the hours donated by volunteers at NWRs around the country.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently reported that almost 40,000 volunteers donated more than 1 million hours during fiscal year 2005. That's the equivalent of donating more than $25 million for wildlife conservation. Bravo!!

Friends and Volunteers Annual Report” says volunteers have included Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Student Conservation Association members and participants in the Take Pride in America programs and National Public Lands Day. Their efforts include regularly supporting refuge staff and helping with one-day events. Volunteers also include more than 200 Refuge System Friends organizations.

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