Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Go to the ANWR Website for a wealth of information about the Refuge

Contact Laura Bonneau, Visitor Services Manager, 361-286-3559 to sign up or get more information about any of these opportunities.

Pollinator Garden—Updated!

To get the Pollinator Garden back in shape we will have 2 Tuesday work days per month from now through April.  Please come join us for some fun with burr grass, stinging nettle, prickly poppies, etc., etc.!!

  • January  30
  • February 13, 27
  • March 13, 27
  • April  10, 24

We will start at 8:00 am and, depending upon the temperature, work until 11:00 am.  Hope to see you there! If you want to carpool please check your roster and contact Linda Frank and she will work it out. She is also willing to set up some Saturdays if some of you would like to work then – let her know. VMS Opportunity listing – PO: ANWR

Shuttle Bus Tours

Refuge shuttle bus tours will be starting up again late in the year or in January 2017. Contact Laura Bonneau for more information or training information. Read a story in the Archives to learn why you might want to participate. VMS Opportunity listing – TR: ANWR direct education 

Visitor Center Staffing

Volunteers are sometimes needed to staff the Visitor Center front desk. If you’d like to help, contact Visitor Services Manager Laura Bonneau by email or at (361) 286-3559 ext. 236. VMS Opportunity listing – PO: ANWR

Adopt-a-Trail Maintenance

Help keep trails trimmed & clean for good public access as needed. For more information, contact Laura Bonneau. VMS Opportunity listing – NPA: ANWR

Birding Surveys

Volunteers are needed to perform weekly bird surveys at the Refuge. Our Mid-Coast TMN chapter has been assigned the fourth week of each month. Other groups will be doing the surveys in other weeks. If you’re interested in taking part in these surveys, please contact Rick Workman. Beginning birders are welcome. VMS Opportunity listing – FR: ANWR


Help gather the refuge recyclable material & take it to the recycle center on an as-needed basis. For more information, contact Laura Bonneau. VMS Opportunity listing – RM: ANWR

Other Opportunities at ANWR

Contact Visitor Services Manager Laura Bonneau to find out what’s coming up or to volunteer.

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