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    Have a WILD time!

    No matter what your talents or interests, we can use YOU as a Refuge Volunteer!

    Become a Refuge Volunteer

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    Looking for an Internship?

    Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and other refuges in eastern North Carolina offer internship experiences rivaled by no others.

    Learn More about Internships

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    Gateway to eastern NC Refuges

    The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open daily, year-round, is FREE, and offers the experience of a lifetime!

    National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center

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    Pea Island Visitor Center

    Open daily from 9-4, you'll always be greeted with warmth and knowledge! Visitors always tell us our volunteer staff are simply the BEST!

    Pea Island Visitor Center

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    Have you seen your first monarch?

    Be a citizen scientist and help Journey North track the first sightings monarchs, milkweeds, eggs, and caterpillars.

    Report your sightings to Journey North

Sneak Peek of the Refuge!

Take a Virtual Tour of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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There's nothing like experiencing this refuge in person, but take a sneak peek to give you a hint of what's in store for you here!

Virtual Tour of Pea Island

About the Complex

North Carolina Coastal Plain Refuge Complex

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Pea Island is one of six refuges in the North Carolina Coastal Plain National Wildlife Refuges Complex.

Pea Island is managed as part of the North Carolina Coastal Plain Refuge Complex.

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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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Refuge Highlights!

  • 2016 News

    Follw this link to catch up on all the news!

  • Wildlife FIRST!!

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    National Wildlife Refuges are for WILDLIFE FIRST! Only activities that are compatible and appropriate are authorized. Always check before you act!

    Rules and Regulations
  • Fishing... year round!

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    Pea Island offers excellent fishing opportunities in both the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound. Permits are required for nighttime surf-fishing, and all interior waters are closed to fishing. Otherwise fishing is allowed under state law.

    Fishing
  • Tiny pre-historic creatures scramble to the sea....

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    Several species of sea turtles nest on the isolated beaches of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Located on the northern end of their nesting range, we have fewer nests than other areas, but only time will tell the significance.

    Sea Turtles
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2016
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