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 individuals are studying in regards to the refuge and why it’s so very 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 companies to the Refuge System. This award is known as 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 Resort in Washington, DC at 6 p.m. Media is welcome to attend and canopy this system.

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

Among the group’s main accomplishments embody:

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

  • The Mates develop connections with numerous 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 collection 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 solely centered 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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