Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, Resident Volunteers
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Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula in Hyde County, North Carolina. Established in 1934, the 50,180-acre Refuge consists of open water, marsh, forest and croplands. The centerpiece of the Refuge is the shallow Lake Mattamuskeet. At 40,100 acres, it is North Carolina’s largest natural lake.
The Refuge’s strategic location along the Atlantic Flyway makes it a vitally important stopover for wintering waterfowl. Over the past 35 years, up to 80 percent of the Northern Pintail and up to 30 percent of Green-wing Teal that annually migrate along the Flyway utilize Mattamuskeet. In total, the Refuge attracts more than 200,000 ducks, geese and swans from November through February.
Resident Volunteers (RVs) live in their own recreational vehicle on pads provided by the refuge. Water, electric,(30/50amp) , sewage hook-up and laundry facilities are provided in exchange for volunteer service. Due to a recent cancellation we have a vacancy from April to December 2022. A couple must commit to 24 hours of service per week. A single person must commit to 32 hours of service per week. .A three month minimum commitment is preferred, but a shorter time is negotiable and we will accept longer if available and the need exists.
Start Date - 2022-02-01
End Date - 2022-12-31
Activities include: Computers;Construction/Maintenance;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information;Weed/Invasive Species Control
Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads
About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.
The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.
The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.
Swan Quarter, NC 27885
December 31, 2021
- Outdoor Recreation
- Water Recreation
- People 55+