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Features

  • 2015 Hunt Application

    Applications for hunting at Assabet River, Great Meadows and Oxbow NWR will be available online July 1st-31st.

    Eastern MA Permits Website

  • Road Maintenance

    See attached flier for updates on road maintenance happening at Assabet

    Road Maintenance at ASR

  • 2015 Updates

    The Visitor Center is closed Thursdays, but open Fri-Sat 10am-4pm. Puffer Pond is closed to all water crafts.

    2015 ASR Updates

  • We need your help!

    Familiarize yourself with the Rusty Blackbird and help us by participating in the Rusty Blackbird Spring Blitz.

    Rusty Blackbird Fact sheet

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Volunteer pulling invasives - USFWS.

There are events year-round for the whole family at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge and the rest of the refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts complex. Check out our events calendar to find one near you!

Events Calendar

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of eight refuges.

Assabet River is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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  

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Around the Refuge

  • Eyes on Conservation Speaker Series

    Great Blue Heron

    Come learn about the biological projects throughout the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

    Eyes on Conservation Schedule
  • Walking Tours of Maynard

    Trail on the refuge - USFWS.

    Produced by the Maynard Historical Commission and made available through a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council, five walking tours of Maynard can be found on the Town of Maynard website. One of these tours is located at Assabet National Wildlife Refuge.

    Walking Tours
  • Visitor Activities

    Environmental education on the refuge - USFWS.

    There are a variety of activities at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

    Visitor Activities
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2015
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