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
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!
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
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 IslandWildlife Wednesdays 2015
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
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: Jun 30, 2015