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2023 Resident Gardener - 10 hrs/wk

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

St. Catherine Creek NWR is a beautiful 25,000-acre wildlife refuge on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River which attracts thousands of migrating birds, from ducks to shorebirds to neotropical migrant songbirds. The headquarters is in the upland forest, and the pollinator garden and misc. plantings need some TLC to ensure it stays healthy and tidy as its the first thing that visitors see when entering the refuge. We need a volunteer to keep things looking beautiful!

Weed-pulling, weed whacking, lopping, pruning, tree-trimming, and using the zero-turn mower are the duties, and miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the refuge manager. Tools and a work vehicle are provided on-site. The air conditioned building and restrooms are only steps away when you need a break.

Age 18 and up may apply. Please complete the application on AND send an email to the Site Contact with why you're interested in the volunteer position and any questions. If you are applying as a couple, please detail if your partner is wanting to work alongside you or wants to do something else on the refuge. Each resident is required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for six weeks to stay in refuge housing/RV pad.


Sheltered RV pad with full hookups (water, sewer, electric) can fit up to 48 ft RV. It's secluded up on a hill safe from floods and set amongst trees. Another option may be a house. There is flexibility in the schedule, but we ask that residents commit to a minimum of 6-weeks total (60 hours per resident), with a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Start Date - 2023-09-05

End Date - 2023-11-04

Activities include: Botany;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Natural Resources Planning;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Bunk House;RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

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.


Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


21 Pintail LnNatchez, MS 39120



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Monday;Tuesday

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