Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell / New volunteer training to assist visitors and staff at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge is set for April 6 on Zoom.

Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell / New volunteer training to assist visitors and staff at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge is set for April 6 on Zoom.

Dungeness Wildlife Refuge seeking volunteers

SEQUIM — Locals who enjoy the Olympic Peninsula’s surroundings and are interested in learning about nature and making friends are encouraged to apply to be a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

Refuge officials and the Friends of Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge are hosting a new volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday on Zoom.

For more information and to RSVP for the training, email to david_falzetti@fws.gov.

Participants must have access to a computer with audio capability, though a camera is not required.

The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers to help visitors and staff. Their primary duties include greeting visitors and providing information about the refuge’s trails and wildlife.

Additional activities include invasive species mitigation, habitat restoration, trail maintenance and beach cleanups.

New volunteer training is offered once each year and is a requirement for volunteering at the refuge.

In addition, the refuge hosts its annual refresher for current and returning volunteers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, also on Zoom.

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