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CWRS supports the annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival.

Summer Interns have three months of once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

Alligator River, Pea Island, Pocosin Lakes and Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuges offer annual intern positions. Work in the field, lead interpretive trips and learn the many facets of refuge management.  Contact Tracey Rock, Volunteer Coordinator: tracey_rock@fws.gov  252-473-1132 X 227

Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to support northeastern North Carolina national wildlife refuges.

Support National Wildlife refuges - Be a positive voice!  Write and talk to your government leaders in support of wildlife and wildlands.  don't let the only things they hear be negative. Whether you're a hunter, photographer, fisherman, birder, hiker, or just someone who enjoys beautiful, undeveloped places, let them know there is value to protecting and preserving these important locations and resources!


Wings Over Water

SAVE THE DATE!–– December 9, 2017 • Swan  Days Festival at Lake Mattamuskeet • 9:00AM–3:00PM. Guided migratory bird tours. Living history of CCC Company 424 (Swan Quarter and Mattamuskeet Camps). Live raptor demonstration by Steve Hoddy of EarthQuest. Exotic bird exhibits by Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Lake Lewis Forrest presentations on Mattamuskeet history. Free photo workshop with Matthew Molt and Allen Phelps. Marco Gibbs presentation on small game trapping. Free decoy carving workshop with Chase Luker. Lunch with the guides who led hunts on Lake Mattamuskeet before 1972, moderated by Morgan Harris. Craft and food vendors. Much more! All ages! For more information, call (252) 926-4021, visit  http://www.swandays.com, or visit Swan Days 1017 facebook page.

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