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Environmental Education


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.

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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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What's Happening

  • Environmental Education Training

    Back Bay ExplorersApril 03, 2015

    Training for volunteers interested in assisting with spring field trips and summer children's activities will take place on Friday, April 3rd from 12:30-4:30pm. Call to sign up!

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  • West Dike Opening

    Managed Wetlands (PROMO)April 01, 2015

    The West Dike trail will open on Wednesday, April 1st. Spring is a beautiful time to hike or bike down to False Cape State Park. Please remember to stop at the entrance station upon arrival.

  • New Hours for VCS

    VCSApril 06, 2015

    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.

  • Blue Goose Tram Tours


    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.

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: Mar 21, 2015


  • Break Your Winter Blues

    Nature Hike (PROMO)April 10, 2015 - May 03, 2015

    Spring is here! Join us for a guided hike to celebrate. All ages are welcome.

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