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  • 2014 Hunt Application

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

    2014 Hunt Application Announcement

  • Volunteers Needed: Eel Survey

    Volunteers needed for August 4-8 to help with American eel surveys in the Sudbury River. See attachment for details -

    Volunteers Needed: Eel Survey 2014

  • Refuge Entrance Fee Announcement

    This spring we will be implementing an entrance fee program in order to ensure basic visitor services and maintenance at the Concord Unit.

    Learn more about the program.

  • Black Duck_Jr Duck Stamp

    Sale of Duck Stamps & Interagency Passes

    Interagency Passes & Duck Stamps can now only be purchased at the Assabet River NWR, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA, Thur-Sun, 10 am to 4 pm.

    Changes in Sale of Passes & Duck Stamps

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Fishing derby - USFWS.

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

Upcoming Events

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of eight refuges.

Great Meadows 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.

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Around the Refuge

  • Monomoy Draft CCP/EIS Public Comment Period Now Open

    The Monomoy draft CCP/EIS & executive summary are now available at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/monomoy

  • Resource Management

    Pulling invasive water chestnut - Lamar Gore/USFWS.

    Refuge managers employ a variety of tools to support the goal of biological diversity. Whether it's water level manipulation, promotion of native plants, or invasive species control, there's always work to be done on the refuge. Visit our resource management page to learn more about the work we do.

    Resource Management
  • Get Involved

    Turtle survey - USFWS.

    There are many ways to get involved at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers and interns are an invaluable addition to our workforce. Visit the Get Involved page to learn about ways that you can help conserve our natural resources.

    Get Involved
  • Visitor Activities

    School group on the refuge - USFWS.

    There are activities on the refuge throughout the seasons 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., Upper pool at Great Meadows - Steve Arena / USFWS Volunteer.
Last Updated: Jul 05, 2014
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