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Time for school again. Don't forget Back Bay NWR offers a variety of free SOL-correlated programs for local schools. Call 301-7329 to schedule.

For Educators

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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What's Happening

  • New Hours for VCS

    VCS

    Beginning April 6th the Visitor Contact Station will be open Tuesday - Saturday through the end of May. On June 1st the VCS will be open Tuesday - Sunday. Refuge trails will remain open DAILY from sunrise to sunset. If you would like to purchase a pass please CALL AHEAD (757-301-7329) to ensure a staff member or volunteer will be available to assist you.

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  • Summer Events

    Promo_Summer_Programs

    Check out upcoming summer programs. The Biology Adventure and Sea Turtle Explorers camps are full but other programs offer fun for the whole family!

    Upcoming Events
  • Blue Goose Tram Tours

    Tram THUMBNAIL

    Spring is here! The Blue Goose Tram will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April and May, departing at 9am and returning by 1pm. No reservations needed.

    Events
Page Photo Credits — Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015

Events

  • WEST DIKE OPEN MAY 5!!

    Nature Hike (PROMO)May 05, 2015

    The East Dike will close and the West Dike will open on Tuesday, May 5th. Enjoy!

    Events Information
  • Explorer Backpacks

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge! Packs must be returned the same day they are checked out.

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