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Share the Joy of Fishing on the Refuge

Wednesdays & Thursdays This Summer
The National Eagle Center is angling for volunteers to assist participants in our summer fishing program!
Volunteer duties will include:

  • Helping with check-in, check-out
  • Assisting with equipment selection
  • Monitoring dock activity
  • Helping bait hooks & land fish
  • Encouraging and guiding kids (many first-time fishers!)
  • Helping inspect equipment
  • Sharing information about the river

Available shifts:
Wed/Thurs – 10am-1pm & 1-4pm
June 19th through August 29th
Contact Anna Christenson –

Help Survey Great Blue Heron Nests

Friends and Volunteers, this is the time of year when the Refuge surveys the number of great blue heron nests and nest trees in the rookeries. Participants will walk from the Mertes’ landing, across the ice about 1/3 mile, to the heron colony and then walk around on the island. This activity involves a fair amount… Continue Reading

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