Outdoor Crew Work Day


Saturday, May 27 and Tuesday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Guests are invited to join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, to spruce up trails and trim and remove brush, trash and general cleanup. Volunteers will meet at the Visitor Center the first Tuesday and the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information, contact friendsofhagerman@gmail.com.


Garden Work Day


Every Wednesday, May – October, 10:00 a.m.


Individuals who enjoy gardening can spend time beautifying the butterfly garden at HNWR as part of a team that meets on Wednesday mornings through the growing season, weather permitting, for two hours. The team is organized on a come-when-you-can basis. Gardeners provide their own tool; snacks and water are provided for them. Gardeners get to take home extra plants. For more information, contact friendsofhagerman@gmail.com.


Free Tram Tours, Saturdays and Sundays


Guests are welcome to take a guided tour of the Refuge with an expert birder aboard the open air, all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express. Individuals can enjoy a trip along Wildlife Drive and some of the Pad roads at the Refuge, with frequent stops to view and photograph wildlife, especially birds; visitors will also learn about the history of the town of Hagerman and how the Refuge operates.


These 60-90 minute guided tours are offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Seating space is limited, so reservations are encouraged by calling 903-786-2826 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Individuals must speak to a volunteer when making or cancelling a reservation, as volunteers are unable to access messages on the Refuge phone system. No dogs except service dogs are permitted on the tram. Tours are free of charge; however, donations to the tram maintenance fund are accepted.