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  • Closing Thursdays begins Jan 1st

    The Visitor Center at Assabet River NWR will be closing on Thursdays indefinitely as of Jan 1st 2015

    Closing Thursdays

  • Closing Puffer Pond to All Water Crafts

    As of January 1, 2015 the refuge will be closing Puffer Pond to all public water crafts.

    Closing Puffer Pond to All Water Crafts

  • Black Duck_Jr Duck Stamp

    Interagency Passes & Duck Stamp Sales

    Interagency Passes & Duck Stamps can only be purchased at the Assabet River NWR, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA, TH-SUN, 10am-4pm.

    Change in Pass & Duck Stamp Sales

  • Internship Promo

    2015 Internship Opportunities

    Check out our "Get Involved" page for 2015 Internship Announcements!

    2015 Internship Opportunities

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    Banking on Nature Study

    Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Boosts Local Economy Refuge Visits Stimulate Area Sales, Jobs, Taxes

    Banking on Nature

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Volunteer pulling invasives - USFWS.

There are events year-round for the whole family at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge and the rest of the refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts complex. Check out our events calendar to find one near you!

Events Calendar

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of eight refuges.

Assabet River is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014
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