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
Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge staff will be holding a volunteer training Saturday April 11th at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center from 10:30am-12:00pm.
A second training will be held Saturday April 18th at the Sachuest Point Visitor Center from 10:30am-12:00pm.
If you are interested in volunteering please join us!
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USFWS as we continue to launch into the Spring and Summer seasons. In addition to being a USFWS Volunteer and author of “Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island”, presenter Jim Cole was also part of the first crew to inland paddle the Wood River in Rhode Island as a way to encourage others to explore local waterways. This series, free and open to the public, is designed to get individuals of all ages ready for a Summer of fun in the outdoors. Click here for more information on all four of this month's programs in this series!
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct controlled burns at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, in accordance with an approved Prescribed Fire Plan. The controlled burns will require two to four days, weather dependent, between April 1st and May 23rd at which time the refuge will be partially closed for public safety. Click here for more information
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 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: Apr 04, 2015