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  • Road Maintenance

    See attached flier for updates on road maintenance happening at Assabet

    Road Maintenance at ASR

  • 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

  • Closing Thursdays begins Jan 1st

    The Visitor Center at Assabet River NWR will be closing on Thursdays indefinitely as of Jan 1st 2015

    Closing Thursdays

  • Closing Puffer Pond to All Water Crafts

    As of January 1, 2015 the refuge will be closing Puffer Pond to all public water crafts.

    Closing Puffer Pond to All Water Crafts

  • Desert Natural Area Habitat Restoration

    To learn about the habitat restoration project on SVT's Desert Natural Area

    SVT Desert Natural Area Website

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


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

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 30, 2015
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