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March Volunteer Opportunities




Juvenile Osprey - photo by Holly NiederriterCitizen Osprey Monitoring Program Volunteer Workshop

Two workhops will be offered. Volunteers only need to attend one.

Saturday, March 5, 2016           1 - 3 p.m.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge nature center
2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977

Sunday, March 6, 2016          
1 - 3 p.m.
Lewes DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Services Facility
901 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958

Description: The Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking volunteers to help monitor osprey nests throughout Delaware. After attending a training workshop, participants will visit the OspreyWatch website to select a nest to monitor. Volunteers are asked to visit their nest(s) at least once every other week from March until the ospreys leave in late summer for their annual migration to South America. Participants will enter their data directly to the Center for Conservation Biology's OspreyWatch website and will be able to see how their contributions play a role in osprey conservation!

Requirements: This is a great family project. A licensed motorized vehicle and a valid driver's license (or co-monitor with a valid driver's license) is required if your nest is not near your home. Volunteers will need to have access to email and the internet to report their findings and to receive updates on what's happening with other nests around the state. All persons under the age of 18 must provide a signed parental consent form.

Contact: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register for a workshop, contact Vickie Henderson at 302-735-8657 or



27th Annual Beach Grass Planting

Saturday, March 19, 2016
9 a.m. to Noon

Locations: Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay Coasts

Description:  Each March since 1990, many dedicated volunteers have helped DNREC to build and protect Delaware’s sand dunes by planting Cape American beach grass on Delaware’s ocean and Delaware Bay beaches. Their efforts have been very successful in helping to reestablish the vegetation along our coastline. Our plan is to plant beach grass in various bare areas, to help stabilize existing dunes so that they may continue to grow.

To Register: Click Here!

Contact: For more information, please contact Jennifer Luoma at (302) 739-9921r


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