Friends, volunteers and staff of Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge along with the SC Wildlife Federation will host a workday at the Refuge on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The workday is an annual project of the SC Wildlife Federation. Plan to join us for a day of learning about refuge wildlife as you help conserve and protect valuable natural resources. Anticipated projects include raking around red-cockaded woodpecker trees to exclude them from prescribed burns, maintaining trails, installing trail signs, and building information kiosks.
Participants should wear field clothes, comfortable shoes, and bring work gloves, drinks, and a snack. Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Headquarters Office, located 3.5 miles east of McBee on US Highway 1 in Chesterfield County. The workday will conclude at noon, and participants are encouraged to picnic at Lake Bee before leaving the refuge. If you plan to bring a group, please let us know so that we can plan for your group.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this event for all participants. Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to participate should contact the refuge at the provided phone number or email. In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please contact us for assistance by close of business December 6, 2016.
Established in 1939, Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge contains rolling sand hills dominated by the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. Along with the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, the refuge is home to more than 190 species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 41 species of reptiles, and 25 species of amphibians. More than 800 species of plants have been identified on the refuge, including rare species of pitcher plants, Well’s pixie-moss, and the white-wicky.
The Friends of Carolina Sandhills NWR is a group of citizens dedicated to supporting the role of the refuge in protecting and preserving the longleaf-wiregrass ecosystem; promoting the enjoyment and responsible use of the refuge by the public; and engaging in educational and civic activities to promote the refuge and wise stewardship of its resources.
Questions? Contact Sara Green through email HERE.