Great Blue Heron Program
A photographic journey into the life of Blackwater's most popular wading bird.
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Earth Day Litter Pickup
Help us clean up the roads around Blackwater NWR!
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View current refuge waterfowl surveys.
Youth Conservation Corps
Find out about our summer jobs for young people.Click here.
About the Complex
There are four refuges and 5 divisions in the complex.
Blackwater is managed as part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR 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
All the latest announcements from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.Click here
Check out the raptor cams at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors can view the osprey nest and bald eagle nest either online or from the refuge visitor center. Learn more on the raptor cams page.Raptor Cams Page
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the life and history of Harriet Tubman, whose heroic actions helped many slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.Learn more about Harriet Tubman.
The Delmarva peninsula fox squirrel (DFS) is a large tree squirrel that lives in mature hardwood and pine forests throughout the Delmarva peninsula. Currently listed as an endangered species, this squirrel is found at only a few sites on the eastern shore, with Blackwater refuge hosting the largest natural population.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunset at the refuge - Ray Paterra/USFWS.
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2015