Adopt-a-Fishing Area
Location: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Duties: Volunteers are responsible for visiting their assigned fishing area one time a month from April through October to remove litter. Volunteers need to pay particular attention to discarded fishing line and bait left in the area. Any bait found needs to be thrown in a garbage bag. BAIT SHOULD NOT BE DUMPED ON THE GROUND OR IN THE RIVER. After each check, the volunteer reports to refuge staff any major repairs needs, large trash items, damages and unusual situations. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the fishing areas. The refuge provides trash bags and arrangements for trash disposal if needed.
Qualifications & Time Commitment: Must complete a volunteer orientation with the volunteer coordinator prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be in good physical condition and able to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Volunteers should be prepared by wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and dress for outdoor work.

Volunteers should visit their designated fishing area a minimum of one time a month (April-October).
Job Hazards: Potential hazards for this role include outdoor hazards such as scratches from plants (may include thorns and nettles), rash from poison ivy, insect bites/stings, or sunburn. Other potential hazards include injury from slips, trips and falls, blisters or foot problems could occur from hours of walking, strain from bending and lifting, cuts/abrasions to hands and arms, or strain from lifting heavy trash objects or trash bags.
Address: 17076 293rd Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Work:(763) 389-3323
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Volunteers serve up to: 1 hours Monthly
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