NC National Wildlife Refuges have something to CROW about! Our Volunteers are pretty AWESOME!

Published 11:14 am Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Staff from North Carolina Coastal Plain National Wildlife Refuge Complex recently honored volunteers for their hours of dedication to North Carolina refuges. Volunteers help fulfill the missions of Alligator River, Pea Island, Pocosin Lakes and Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuges by interacting with visitors at visitor centers, helping with maintenance, conducting outreach and education programs, assisting with biological programs, and many other behind-the-scenes duties. This year, 254 individuals donated 23, 000 hours. Volunteers include seasonal interns, Resident Volunteers, community service groups, and local residents.

The highlight of the evening was the awarding of Volunteer of the Year to Dennis Pohl who helps with the sea turtle program, van tours, and assorted maintenance duties.

Volunteers are awarded certificates and/or pins recognizing their cumulative hours spent volunteering.

If you are interested in volunteering on the refuges, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Tracey Rock at or 252-473-1131 x227. Volunteers are especially needed to greet visitors and assist in the gift shops at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island and the Pea Island Visitor Center. Whether you have a full day or part of a day, we look forward to meeting you as you give of your time helping with the missions of these wonderful refuges on the Outer Banks.