Free Public Programs
For the monthly list of free public programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, visit our events page.Public Programs in April
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 at the Parker River NWR visitor center for a Great Marsh Weed Warrior Celebration on Thursday, May 15th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Click on the link below for more details.Weed Warrior Celebration Flyer
Snowy Owls are currently being seen in the area, including at the Parker River NWR. Do you want to learn more about the birds, and the effort to conserve them? If so, check out the link below to view an awesome 8 minute video by photographer/videographer Shawn P. Carey (of Migration Productions). The video features Massachusetts Audubon Society's Norman Smith talking about and releasing a snowy on the refuge.Snowy Owl Intro and Release
There are so many newsworthy things happening at Parker River NWR that we have created a dedicated news page. Click the link below to visit that page.Refuge News!
As of April 1st, most of the refuge's ocean beach will be closed to all public access due to the presence of nesting piping plovers. A small portion of beach will remain open and will be accessible via the Lot 1 boardwalk.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2014