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Stewart B. McKinney Refuge New Volunteer Training- on Outer Island

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Outer Island

Stony Creek

Branford, CT 06405

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Note- this training event is for new volunteers only. Previous volunteers will receive refresher training using digital resources on the island when reporting for their first assignment.

Want to visit a beautiful sunny island this summer? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities and enjoy being outdoors? Friends of Outer Island, in cooperation with the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, needs volunteers on weekends for the Outer Island unit of the refuge. Outer Island, one of the Thimble Islands just a few minutes off the coast of Branford, is open to the public daily from Memorial Day weekend through September. Weekend volunteers greet visitors and offer information and tours, while ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable visit. We ask that volunteers commit to 2 weekend days during the 4 month season, which can be done in 1/2 days as well.

An information session will be held at the REI store in Milford, CT on April 27 where FOI representatives will give a presentation about Outer Island and available stewartship opportunities. Visit their website, https://www.rei.com/stores/milford.html for further information.

Please join us if you would love spending time on an island this summer. Transportation will be provided from Stony Creek. No need to print these tickets; those who sign up will be given further information prior to the training date. Bring a lunch for an island picnic; a work party will follow training and lunch. To learn more about us, please visit our website at friendsofouterisland.org.

PS- If you would like to help us without being trained, we need volunteers on weekdays when we host school classes, youth groups, and other visitors to the island. Please contact us to be put on our list, friendsofouterisland@gmail.com. Thanks!




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