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Stewardship Crew

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Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 35 people are interested

The stewardship crews are the go-to team for any challenge facing the Refuge. Volunteers are invited to assist with a variety of habitat management activities including invasive species control (mowing, herbicide application, tree and brush cutting with hand saws and loppers), seed collecting/handling/broadcasting, and occasional assistance with water level management. Stewardship crews also perform a variety of visitor services-focused tasks including trail creation and maintenance, kiosk construction, and interpretive signage repairs. This type of work requires heavy physical labor in natural areas and in challenging environments. Participants must be in good physical condition. The work periods are 9:00 AM to noon on Wednesdays at the Humbug Marsh Unit and Mondays from 9:00 AM to noon at the Gibraltar Bay Unit. All necessary tools are provided. Position available year-round. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Due to the pandemic this position is on hold, but duties will resume as soon as possible once the situation has been deemed safe.

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About Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge


5437 West Jefferson Ave., Trenton, MI 48183, US

Mission Statement

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."


The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is located along the lower Detroit River and western shoreline of Lake Erie, just 20 miles south of Detroit and 50 miles north of Toledo, Ohio. Situated in a major metropolitan area, the refuge’s location is truly unique.

Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


5437 West Jefferson AveTrenton, MI 48183



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 hours per week (you choose the work days)

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