There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!RI Complex Program Calendar
About the Complex
The refuge totals 409 acres on the coast of Rhode Island.
Ninigret 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
Join us Friday, March 20th, 7:00pm at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charlestown as Mike Freeman, author of "neither Mountain nor River" moderates a panel of conservation professionals and enthusiasts as they discuss different ways people connect with natures, expressing various viewpoints, while describing personal experiences they've had with the natural world. This panel will include: Dr. Charles Clarkson, Professor of Ornithology, Ecology and Conservation at Roger Williams and Salve Regina Universities; Tim Mooney of The Nature Conservancy; and Gabriel Warren, a polar landscape sculptor. Check out the attached flyer for more information on this lecture and it's distinguished panel participants.
Join the USFWS as we launch into the Spring and Summer seasons with a new monthly lecture and film series for the third Friday evening of each month in March, April, May and June. This series is designed to present new, inter-generational, ways to connect with nature, as well as an introduction to thought provoking conservation topics. These programs are free and open to the public. click here for more information on the Naturally Curious Lecture Series 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated a collaborative project in Rhode Island as an urban wildlife refuge partnership, acknowledging the efforts of many partners to connect Providence youth and families with nature where they live and work.Learn more
There are activities for the whole family year-round at Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, kayaking, hunting, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more!Visitor Activities
The federally threatened piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck. Like other plovers, it runs in short starts and stops. When still, the piping plover blends into the pale background of open, sandy habitat on outer beaches where it feeds and nests.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015