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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge looking for volunteers

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is looking for a resident volunteer team to help with maintenance at the more than 42,000-acre preserve this summer. Duties would include: mowing entrances and accesses, maintaining facility grounds, and installing signage.

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This trumper swan family was photographed at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in 2011. (Flickr photo by Pam Lehmann, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) Photo:

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge needs help with maintenance this summer.

The refuge is looking for a resident volunteer team to assist with maintaining the more than 42,000-acre preserve from mid-May to mid-October, according to the park's Facebook page .

Volunteers would be responsible for mowing the park entrances and lake accesses. Additionally, they would be responsible for maintaining the facility grounds, which may also include installing, and painting, park signage.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge should contact Janice Bengtson , volunteer coordinator at the refuge, at 218-849-9872. Additional volunteer opportunities for area preserves are available at www.volunteer.gov .


On Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting their Spring Clean-up Days for anyone who wants to participate. Volunteers only need to show up to the park's visitors center between 9 a.m. to noon to pick-up supplies and receive a route assignment. Volunteers should plan on returning to the visitor's center by 4 p.m. each day.

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge is a 42,724-acre preserve, located in Becker County, that was established in 1938 and is a breeding ground for various birds and other wildlife. The refuge is located in a convergence zone where hardwood and coniferous forests collide with prairie lands, which increases the diversity of wildlife in the area.

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