There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!Program Calendar
About the Complex
Chafee National Wildlife Refuge consists of 554 acres.
John H. Chafee is managed as part of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
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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Around the Refuge
- July 30, 2014
The Service will be completing and analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act and public comments received will be incorporated as part of and Environmental Assessment. The public is encouraged to submit and comments, issues, or concerns they may have regarding the project so they can be considered in the process.Click here for more information
There are activities year-round at John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, photography and environmental education. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.Visitor Activities
Volunteers play an integral role at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Assignments can include greeting visitors at the contact station, leading tours, plover monitoring, invasive species management and trail maintenance. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more!Get Involved
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
This songbird relies on the high salt marsh meadow habitat for cover and nest building. Often, it scurries through the grass like a mouse or vole. When sharp-tailed sparrow nests are damaged by high tides, the most successful sparrows rebuild them. Look for this species in the spring through the summer.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014