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Environmental Leadership Refuge of the Year

Refuge of the Year Award

Chris Lowie, Refuge Manager, accepts the Environmental Leadership "Refuge of the Year" award.



Birding Festival 2015

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The annual festival will be held on April 23, 24, 25, 2015. There will be guided bird walks and bus tours, beginning birding classes, workshops, family activities, and more! Check back for full details and registration information by March 1, 2015.

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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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  • Youth Target Archery

    January 31, 2015

    Learn the basics of youth archery using youth scaled compound bows. The class is for boys and girls, ages 8 and older, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We will meet at the refuge maintenance yard at 11:00am. All equipment is supplied by the refuge. Call to register 757-986-3705.

  • Youth Target Archery

    February 14, 2015

    Learn the basics of youth archery with compound bows. Must be age 8 or older, with partent or guardian. We supply all equipment. Class meets from 11:00a-12:30p at 3216 Desert Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Call to register. 757-986-3705

  • The Great Dismal Swamp NWR...Then, Now, Tomorrow

    February 28, 2015

    A staff lead presentation on the history, today's management activities, and tomorrow's vision for this National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the refuge headquarters, 3100 Desert Road, Suffolk, VA. 10:00a-11:30a. Limited seating. Call for reservations. 757-986-3705.

  • Backyard Birding

    March 28, 2015

    Get yourself ready for spring! Topics include identifying common birds, attracting them to your yard, maintaining feeders and bird houses. For adults and youth with adults.Class meets from 9:30a to 11:00a at the refuge headquarters, 3100 Desert Road, Suffolk, VA. Call to register. 757-986-3705.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015
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