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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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    Missing the Monarchs?

    While many monarchs head to Mexico for the winter, others overwinter in Texas, California, or Florida.

    Save the Monarch

Sneak Peek of the Refuge!

Take a Virtual Tour of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge


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


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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Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015
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