Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host
2013 Volunteer Orientation Day on April 6
SLAUGHTER BEACH (April 3, 2013) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve will host its annual Volunteer Orientation Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the center.
Perched on the edge of Mispillion Harbor at the confluence of the Mispillion River and Cedar Creek, the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife facility, regularly offers a variety of interactive exhibits, school tours and educational programs.
Volunteers are needed to interact with visitors, assist with tours and educational programs, attend outreach events to promote the center, and assist with maintaining the center’s live tanks and caring for their aquatic inhabitants, which typically include a variety of fish, crabs, turtles and other species native to the Delaware Bay.
Volunteers interested in attending the orientation are asked to RSVP by Friday, April 5. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Colleen Holstein at 302-422-1329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve is located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford. From March 1 to April 30, hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. From May 1 through Aug. 31, hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 302-422-1329, or visit http://www.dupontnaturecenter.org/ .
This volunteer effort is part of DNREC’s Bayshore Initiative, a landscape approach to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat, increase volunteer participation in habitat stewardship projects, enhance low-impact outdoor recreation and ecotourism opportunities, and promote associated environmentally compatible economic development.
Vol. 43, No. 123