Friends Of Woodard Bay (FOWB) was formed in 2016 by local residents who want to help preserve and protect the Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) by providing volunteers for needed projects and to help achieve the goals of the NRCA. The FOWB is organized into four teams:

 

Education Team - activities include developing educational materials and resources for on-site field trips; providing an onsite steward/docent to meet visitors and offer interpretation of the site history, set up a spotting scope to view wildlife, lead nature walks, etc.

 

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Team - Trails maintenance- regularly walk Loop Trail and Overlook Trail to look for blow down and need for water drainage on trails; maintain structures - Skid Shack, Welcome Kiosk, Bike Shelter, Learning shelter, etc; Clean graffiti; fix fences; clear garbage; etc

 

Ecological Restoration and Monitoring - monitor plantings; monitor purple martins, cormorants, herons following standard protocols

 

Security and Patrol - Volunteers who have taken the Forest Watch Training will try to be an on-going presence at WB, and look for ways to increase education and safety of visitors through signage, monitoring the parking lot, and directing the public how best to use designated trails and lessen wildlife disturbance.

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