Happy National Volunteer Month!

April or “National Volunteer Month” …. 

Throughout the month, we have highlighted some of our dedicated volunteers and the importance of their work. The Refuge was founded 86 years ago by volunteers, a group of pioneer conservationists. Today, we maintain and operate this beautiful 300 acre preserve with 7 year round staff, and with much needed help from incredible volunteers.

Scroll through the photos to see their beautiful faces, and know that these folks have given their time which truly is an irreplaceable commodity.

We are grateful to all of our volunteers, past and present, who have generously donated their time and talents to support the Refuge’s Mission.

One of our favorite quotes at the Refuge is by Margaret Meade:Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

On behalf of all of us at the Refuge, we THANK our wonderful volunteers!

Wishing you a peaceful and healthy day,

Marisa Nelson
Assistant Director

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