• Welcome to our blog!

    We’re dedicated to conserving the nature of the Northeast. Our mission is to work with others to protect fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats from Virginia north to Maine.

  • My life after the internship

    We’re checking in with our past interns to find out what they’ve been up to since their last internship with us. Find out where they are now since they fled the nest!

  • Wednesday Wisdom

    Every Wednesday, we share a beautiful photo from Mother Nature paired with conservation wisdom.

This local park is where my Latino Conservation Week Event was held on July 16th. The area actually used to be a scrap yard for metal and other junk and has since been transformed into a beautiful community park where volunteers, Service staff and partners come out every weekend to work on new additions. So far, the space includes playgrounds, trails and two urban oasis gardens that attract a lot of local songbirds. Soon, a pollinator meadow will be seeded and the residents hope to install a splash pad and a community garden space.

What does it mean to work in visitor services? It means sharing my knowledge and love of nature with our visitors, many of whom are visiting the refuge for the first time. It means helping a 14-year-old girl see a pileated woodpecker. It means building a nature trail accessible to people of all abilities.

Hear from Deborah Cramer, author of The Narrow Edge: A tiny bird, an ancient crab, and an epic journey, who explains how the threatened red knot is an omen for how devastating ocean acidification can be.

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