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Conservation has a ‘Buddy’ in Southern California — The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation

Washington D.C. — July seventh, 2022

Volunteers make the world work….higher. Due to the Mates of Seal Seashore Nationwide Wildlife Refuge (Mates) in Southern California, extra persons are studying in regards to the refuge and why it’s so important to its close by communities. This group’s numerous hours of service and its long-term dedication to nature and conservation earned the Mates the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation’s 2022 Molly Krival— Refuge Mates Group of the 12 months Award.

This award acknowledges the excellent contributions by the teams of devoted volunteers in Mates organizations who present important providers to the Refuge System. This award is called to honor the late Molly Krival, a pioneer within the Refuge Mates motion all through the Refuge System. The Wildlife Refuge Awards dinner will happen on Wednesday, September 14 on the Mayflower Lodge in Washington, DC at 6 p.m. Media is welcome to attend and canopy this system.

“When participating with the group one can at all times hear members of the Mates group speaking passionately about this refuge and what a novel place it’s for our city space,” mentioned Carolyn Vance, Mates of Seal Seashore NWR President. ”Via the long-term dedication of our volunteers, we’ve additionally stepped in to make sure continuity when gaps in refuge staffing have occurred.”

A number of the group’s main accomplishments embrace:

  • Over the previous few years, the Mates arrange a sales space at greater than 25 occasions, lots of which have been in communities not visited earlier than. This effort resulted in contacting over 7,500 individuals in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

  • The Mates develop connections with varied teams all through the group such because the El Dorado Chapter of the Nationwide Audubon Society which is a frequent supply for brand spanking new volunteers, and the Seal Seashore Fishing Derby sponsored by the Los Alamitos/Seal Seashore Rotary Membership.

  • The group submits a sequence of articles in regards to the Refuge within the native Seal Seashore Solar newspaper visitor column as a voice and advocate to extend consciousness.


The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation is a non-profit completely targeted on defending, selling, and enhancing the 850-million-acre Nationwide Wildlife Refuge System, the world’s largest community of lands and waters put aside for wildlife conservation.

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