BREVARD, N.C. (April 18, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking volunteers to help accommodate increased seasonal visitation at its Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, located in Brevard.
Many of the volunteer functions require no previous experience. Training will be provided. Volunteer positions include:
- Raceway Monitors, to answer questions about the hatchery;
- Maintenance Assistance, for mowing, garden and facility upkeep;
- Master Anglers, to provide guidance and instruction to fishing program participants;
- Front desk volunteers, to answer phones, greet visitors, answer basic questions and provide an introduction to the center.
“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. Volunteer opportunities can be rewarding and a great way to give back to conservation and outdoor recreation.”
The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, just south of Asheville, alongside the Davidson River in Transylvania County. The center offers free admission, with a busy schedule of hands-on programs and conservation activities. Features include aquariums representing different aquatic habitats, 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.