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October Volunteer Opportunities



Duck BlindDuck Blind Maintenance
Sunday, October 19       9 a.m. - noon

Location: Port Mahon Impoundment (Little Creek Wildlife Area)
                 *Meet at the Port Mahon Impoundment parking lot on the right side of Port Mahon Road,
                  across from the white silos (beyond the gate)
                  VIEW MAP

Project: 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: This event can accommodate up to 10 volunteers. Depending on the number of volunteers, there will be two work teams. One team of 5 will travel with a Fish & Wildlife biologist on a large boat, and the other team of 5 will travel with a second Fish & Wildlife biologist or follow behind in their own boat (2-3 people may be able to ride in the second Fish & Wildlife boat, but another boat may be required to allow other volunteers to participate).

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



7th Annual Tree Planting Project - Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31       9 a.m. - noon  and  noon - 3p.m.

Location: Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront                 
                 *Meet at 500 Water Street, Newport DE 19804 
                  Park in lot on right after the bend in the road - directly across from Amtrak gate

Project: The Division of Fish & Wildlife will be planting trees in a restored portion of the Refuge where excavated spoil has been landscaped into upland islands in the marsh. We will be planting a 1 acre area with upwards of 300 plants of 20 different native species.  

Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

What to Bring/Wear: A good pair of waterproof work/hiking boots and leather work gloves are recommended. Dress to work outdoors and potentially get dirty.

Contact: Volunteers are asked to pre-register with contact information in case of postponement due to inclement weather. For more information or to volunteer, contact Andrea Stewart at 302-836-2558 or

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