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Time for school again. Don't forget Back Bay NWR offers a variety of free SOL-correlated programs for local schools. Call 301-7329 to schedule.

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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.

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What's Happening

  • Snakes, Frogs and Turtles!

    Bullfrog (134x116)

    Time to check in with our reptile and amphibian friends! Join us for a guided hike focused on snakes, frogs, turtles and toads! Walks will be held on select days from August 29 - October 11.

    Dates and Times
  • Turtles 2015!

    Sea Turtle UpdateJuly 27, 2015

    We now have FOUR sea turtle nests! The third was laid within the closed North Mile of the refuge and the fourth on Sandbridge Beach. If you are walking up and down the beach look for the informative posts that mark this Sandbridge nest.

  • VCS Schedule Change

    Managed Wetlands (PROMO)

    The off-season schedule for the Visitor Contact Station begins September 8th. From Labor Day to Memorial Day the VCS will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The refuge grounds remain open from sunrise to sunset.

  • National Public Lands Day

    Get Involved (PROMO)September 26, 2015

    Come on out for a day of volunteering at your local national wildlife refuge. On September 26 we will hold a beach clean up followed by a free saltwater fishing clinic at Back Bay. Join us!!

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Page Photo Credits — Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015

Events

  • Snakes, Frogs and Turtles!

    Bullfrog (134x116)January 01, 0001

    Time to check in with our reptile and amphibian friends! Join us for a guided hike focused on snakes, frogs, turtles and toads! Walks will be held on select days from August 29 - October 11.

    Dates and Times
  • Explorer Backpacks

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge! Packs must be returned the same day they are checked out.

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