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Upcoming Events

There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!

Program Calendar

About the Complex

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The refuge totals 242 acres on the coast of Rhode Island.

Sachuest Point is managed as part of the Rhode Island 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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Around the Refuge

  • Weed Warrior Wednesdays

    Weed Warrior 2015

    Starting in June 2015, the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is launching its volunteer Weed Warrior program with the goal of maintaining healthy National Wildlife Refuges by identifying and eradicating invasive plant species. Invasive plant species can decrease the success of native plants, birds, and other wildlife characteristic of Rhode Island. Volunteers and staff will be meeting at a designated refuge each week and will be removing invasives from 10am until 2pm. If you are unable to meet at 10am but would still like to come for an hour or two, this is an option as well!

    Click here for a full list of Weed Warrior events taking place this Summer!
  • Maidford Salt Marsh Restoration - Draft Project Description

    Maidford River Salt Marsh Restoration Map

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to restore salt marshes, coastal dunes and related resources within and adjacent to the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) in Middletown, RI. The proposed action is necessary to preserve and restore fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, public use and public safety. These resource functions are being lost and degraded due to natural and anthropogenic factors, including sea level rise, severe coastal storms and water pollution.

    Click Here for more information on the Draft Project Description
  • Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island announce their Summer 2015 Wildlife Wednesday Lecture Series

    Friends Logo

    Wildlife Wednesdays presentations will take place every Wednesday from June 17 through August 19 (or 26), at 7:00 PM, at one of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Visitor Centers: ► Kettle Pond, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, Rhode Island ► Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, Rhode Island

    Wildlife Wednesdays 2015
  • Visitor Activities

    Fisherman - USFWS.

    There are visitor activities year-round at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, wildlife viewing, interpretation, environmental education and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

    Visitor Activities
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2015
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