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
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.
Learn more about the complex
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
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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Join the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge as we partner with Viridian for a rocky shore and trail clean up on Saturday, April 25th. Click here for more information on how you can help
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
Following last year's Snowy Owl irruption, Refuge Staff are taking action to plan ahead for another winter season of increased visitation to the Refuge - with two main components being education and outreach. Check out the attached handout for more information on Snowy Owls as well as tips to minimize disturbance and stress to these magnificent birds and the habitats they rely on for survival.Snowy Owls, their lifecycle and what brings them to Sachuest Point NWR
Numbers of native New England cottontails are decreasing because of habitat loss and competition from the introduced eastern cottontail. the eastern cottontail adapts more easily to residential and disturbed habitats than does the New England cottontail, who prefers very dense shrublands.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2015