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October Volunteer Opportunities



Duck BlindDuck Blind Maintenance -
Saturday, Oct. 3       9 a.m. - noon CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Location: Augustine Wildlife Area
                 Meet at the Augustine Wildlife Area office at 
                  303 N. Congress Ave., Port Penn, DE 19731*                  
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Project: In preparation for the waterfowl hunting season, the Division of Fish & Wildlife is preparing for the waterfowl hunting season and is looking for assistance with grassing duck blinds. This activity involves traveling by boat to state-owned duck blinds. Volunteers and staff will work together to make any necessary repairs to the blinds and will attach new grass.
*NOTE: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own boats - please indicate whether or not you will be bringing a boat when you pre-register for this volunteer project.

Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, should be comfortable in a boat and must be able to swim

What to Bring: Chest waders or hip boots, long sleeves, work gloves, PFD (a PFD will be provided if you do not have one)

Contact: To volunteer, contact Lynne Pusey at or 302-735-3609



DuPont Nature CenterDuPont Nature Center - Fall Work Day
Saturday, Oct. 24      9 a.m. - noon

Location: DuPont Nature Center at the Mispillion Harbor Reserve
                   2992 Lighthouse Rd.
                   Milford, DE 19963

Project: The DuPont Nature center in Milford is will be closing for the winter and is looking for assistance with outside grounds maintenance and preparations. Projects include replacing sandbags, pulling weeds and invasive plants, light carpentry on the deck, etc. Looking for a fall activity to get outside and enjoy the cooler temperatures? Join us for our volunteer work day prep the center and the grounds for winter!

Requirements: Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a parental consent form. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: To volunteer or for more information, contact Dawn Cox at or 302-422-1329.

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