There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!RI Complex Program Calendar
About the Complex
The refuge totals 409 acres on the coast of Rhode Island.
Ninigret is managed as part of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge 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
- July 30, 2014
The Service will be completing and analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act and public comments received will be incorporated as part of and Environmental Assessment. The public is encouraged to submit and comments, issues, or concerns they may have regarding the project so they can be considered in the process.Click here for more information
- July 17, 2014
The Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments related to removing the above ground utility lines and poles along Sachuest Point Road in Middletown, RI and placing the utility lines underground. The area affected would be from Surfers End and Second Beach to the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.Click for more information
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated a collaborative project in Rhode Island as an urban wildlife refuge partnership, acknowledging the efforts of many partners to connect Providence youth and families with nature where they live and work.Learn more
There are activities for the whole family year-round at Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, kayaking, hunting, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more!Visitor Activities
The federally threatened piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck. Like other plovers, it runs in short starts and stops. When still, the piping plover blends into the pale background of open, sandy habitat on outer beaches where it feeds and nests.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014