Sewee center looking for volunteers

  • Friday, April 12, 2013

Would you like to learn more about your public lands, the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Francis Marion National Forest? Moreover, would you like to help the refuge and forest fulfill their missions of conserving and protecting the area’s natural resources? If you have an interest in learning about our treasured natural places and would like to share your knowledge with others, volunteer at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, the gateway to the refuge and forest.

The Sewee Center, located just 15 minutes outside of Mount Pleasant, relies on volunteers to assist staff in a myriad of projects that occur on the refuge and forest. From sea turtle conservation, maintenance of lands and facilities, to administrative duties, volunteers are an integral part of the refuge and forest teams.

Cape Romain NWR is currently seeking passionate, people-oriented volunteers to help staff the visitor information desk at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center for a minimum of one four-hour day each week. Primary duties will be to assist visitors as they seek to learn about the refuge and forest and the many recreational activities offered. Learn about and share with others the exciting programs taking place here, while simultaneously helping the refuge and forest with an important part of its community outreach. Join refuge and forest staff in their conservation efforts. Please contact the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge at 843-928-3264 and ask to speak with Tricia or e-mail patricia_lynch@fws.gov.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The service manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 552 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources offices and 81 ecological services field stations. It oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies. Visit the service’s website at http://www.fws.gov.

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