It’s Time for the Annual Spring Beach Clean-Up at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge!

As the spring air breathes new life into our natural surroundings, the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are gearing up for a cherished annual tradition: the Refuge Beach Clean-Up. This event is more than just a cleaning spree; it’s a day of environmental stewardship, community bonding, and a testament to the power of collective action.

Over the years, our volunteers have removed tons of trash from the beaches and salt marsh edges, transforming unsightly and dangerous areas into pristine habitats for wildlife to thrive. But the work is never done. Each piece of litter removed is a victory in the fight against pollution and its harmful effects on our ecosystem.

This year’s clean-up is set for Saturday, March 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and we’re calling on volunteers of all ages to join us at Parking Lot #1 on the refuge. Whether you’re a long-time supporter or a new friend to the refuge, your hands and hearts are needed.

For those with a keen interest in trail maintenance, we encourage you to bring your loppers and clippers. A Friends Board member will be on-site to guide you through the process, ensuring safe and effective habitat management.

The Friends will provide all volunteers with trash bags and a safety orientation. As we work together to clean and maintain this precious ecosystem, we also build a community of people who care deeply about our planet and its future.

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to a vital cause and enjoy a day filled with camaraderie and purpose. Let’s stand together for nature, for wildlife, and for the health of our community. We look forward to thanking each of you in person for your invaluable contribution to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Join us and make a difference. Your efforts matter!