Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education seeks volunteers

Press release

From the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

BREVARD, N.C. (May 3, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is seeking volunteers to help accommodate increased seasonal visitation.

Located off U.S. 276 near Brevard alongside the Davidson River, the wildlife education center offers free admission, with a busy schedule of hands-on programs and conservation activities.

Vacant volunteer positions include:
Raceway Monitors, to answer questions about the hatchery;
Front Desk, to greet and assist visitors, and answer phones;
Maintenance Assistance, for mowing, and garden and facility upkeep;
Educational Assistance, to aid wildlife educators in managing large groups; and,
Master Anglers, to provide guidance and instruction to fishing program participants.
Many of the volunteer functions require no previous experience. Training will be provided.

“The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is an ideal setting for drop-in visitors and pre-registered program participants alike,” said Melinda Patterson, center director. “To help everyone enjoy a fulfilling experience, we need help from the community to serve as volunteers. I think the volunteer opportunities can be rewarding and a great way to give back to conservation and outdoor recreation.”

The center features five large aquariums representing different aquatic habitats. Outside, visitors enjoy nature trails and the neighboring Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery, where trout are raised in 54 raceways. Hours of operation through November are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. To volunteer or for more information on the volunteer program, call 828-877-4423.

For information on the center, its events and programs, go to http://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/EducationCenters/Pisgah.aspx or call 828-877-4423.

About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

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