Several of the refuge's units sustained damages from Hurricane Sandy. Wildlife habitat and visitor use facilities were impacted at Calf Island, the Norwalk Islands, Great Meadows, Outer Island, Falkner Island and at Salt Meadow.
Click here to view more information about Hurricane Sandy damage at the refuge.
To find out the open/closed status of refuge units, call 860-399-2513 for updates.
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Did you know that there is a native cactus in Connecticut? Yes, Opuntia humifusa or the prickly-pear grows in all eastern states except Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Although it is rare and listed as a species of special concern in the state, you can find it on several units of the Stewart B. McKinney NWR.