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
The Ninigret NWR will be closed to the public from December 6th until December 21st for the second annual youth hunt. The refuge staff initiated a hunting program at Ninigret NWR for deer management, which led to this unique hunting opportunity. To assure a safe and successful experience for the participating youth, all trails and parking access to the refuge will be closed during the youth hunting season. Ninigret NWR Refuge Closure for Youth Hunt 2014
- December 03, 2014
This EA was developed to evaluate a proposal to restore estuarine and salt marsh habitats in the Narrow River Estuary. The proposed restoration is needed to restore and enhance salt marsh and estuarine conditions, and to increse the ecological resiliency of the estuary in the face of sea level rise, climate change, increased coastal storms, and other natural and anthropogenic trends and impacts. Any public comments regarding the findings in the following document can be submitted through this website or by mail at 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813, attention: Narrow River Estuary Resiliency Restoration ProgramCLICK HERE for the full document on the Narrow River Estuary Resiliency Restoration Program
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: Dec 09, 2014