We have a request from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to help with two work projects.
Malheur needs our help now more than ever. Because of budget battles in Congress and sequestration, the National Wildlife Refuge System is faced with severe spending cuts effecting Refuge programs such as fire, law enforcement and visitor services. It is likely that the Refuge will lose at least a couple of key positions and budget limitations will make it difficult to serve the needs of wildlife and the public. Please think about volunteering for one or both of these work parties below.
The work will be scheduled depending on when volunteers like you sign up.
We will put the kiosk together and erect it just across the street from the Frenchglen Hotel. Volunteers with some building skills are needed to help assemble this kit.
The MNWR maintenance staff will install a culvert over the canal near the kiosk; then another part of the work party will improve the parking area, delineate the trail over the culvert and beyond with rocks and gravel, and landscape along the new trail. When this trail is complete, folks will be able to walk from the kiosk to the warm springs on the old Jiggs Barnes homestead.
Wrap the remaining, undamaged old growth willows at Benson Pond with wire to protect from beavers.
Accommodations for Volunteers
Room for RVs and tent campers, as well as some indoor accommodations are available at the P Ranch; bring your own linens, food, and other supplies; there are dishes and a restroom at P Ranch.
When can you help us?
Could you please let us know:
Please contact Alice at 541-389-3543 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please tell your like-minded friends about this and invite them to join in!
Thank you for being a supporter of the Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge!