With Recognition

CNHA honors the passing of former Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge biologist and lover of nature Irvine Ailes and the passing of CNHA volunteer Denny Waslohn. Denny spent many Saturday mornings at the top of the Assateague Lighthouse chatting with guest and pointing out the pony locations in Black Duck Marsh. Irvine officially served the refuge from 1977 till 2004, while much of his life was devoted to the study and preservation of wildlife.

For more about Irive Ailes visit the Saylor Funeral Home page. For more information about Danny Waslohn vist the Centre Daily Times page.

CNHA Helps Support the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge


We believe our friends group is crucial to the mission of the Chincoteague Refuge, which is to conserve, protect and enhance wildlife and habitat here and in this great nation. The actions we take today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. Find out how you can help.

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saving the lighthouse

The Assateague Lighthouse turned 145 in 2012. CNHA stepped forward and helped save it.

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keeping the trek alive

"a great way to see ponies and other wildlife without having to hike around on foot" - trip adviser

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