Here, there and anywhere there is a wildlife refuge in need of support, you may see the rolling homes of the Volunteer Work Campers. Many of you have asked about the RVs and Campers that are over on the refuge from time to time and here is the answer: they belong to some very special people who are staying here for a few months under a government volunteer program.
Carol, Steve, Nancy and Emmett who are here right now, have a wide range of incredibly helpful capabilities. Earlier this year Carol was out on the beach monitoring the nests of the American Oyster Catchers, Steve built the new fence around the pollinator garden, they clear trails, remove invasive plants, help repair and maintain the buildings and equipment, assist with visitor programs, compile reports for Fish and Wildlife, answer phones and are always ready to greet visitors with a smile, some engaging information and positve energy.
On the morning of these photos, Emmett had been power washing the maintenance building, Steve was just completing the installation of our refurbished signage, and Nancy and Carol were in the Nature Center greeting visitors.
And like the gathering swallows twittering in the sky, these good folks will, too, be leaving the Refuge traveling home or on to new volunteer assignments. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their tremendous contribution to your Wildlife Refuge.
Happy Trails to the Trammels and Montonys and to all of you,
Writing for Friends of CMNWR