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.
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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 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
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
Volunteers play an important role in maintaining the refuge and supporting wildlife management. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more about how the various ways to help out at the refuge.Get Involved
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: Mar 11, 2015