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BayScape Native Plant Garden

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BayScaping is a system of landscape principles designed to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. BayScape plants require little maintenance, water or fertilizer; grow in difficult conditions; and benefit wildlife.

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About the Complex

Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of four refuges: Rappahannock River Valley, Presquile, James River and Plum Tree Island

Rappahannock River Valley is managed as part of the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Things to Know

  • 2015 YCC Crew Member Applications Available

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    Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and women who work, earn, and learn together doing outdoor conservation projects. YCC members complete meaningful projects that require hard work and cooperation. Work projects on the refuge may include building and improving trails, removing invasive plants, and contributing to wildlife management programs. Enrollees also participate in educational activities. Applicants must be fifteen to eighteen years of age, be citizens or legal residents of the United States, and enjoy the outdoors. The eight week program will begin in mid to late June. Salary: $7.25/hour To apply: Download and complete application and submit to Rebekah Martin, Rappahannock River Valley NWR, P.O. Box 1030, Warsaw, VA 22572. Applications must be postmarked by April 17, 2015.

    2015 YCC Crew Member Application
  • Visitor Activities

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    There are always things to do at Rappahannock River Valley Refuge! Come view the wildlife, fish, take photos, get involved with wildlife education and so much more.

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  • Wildlife & Habitat

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    There is wildlife year round to see at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge! Come hike the trails and see what creatures you can spot.

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  • Get Involved

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    There are many ways to get involved on the refuge - volunteering, our friends group and internships. Help out in the visitor center or out in nature!

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2015
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