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BayScape Native Plant Garden

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BayScaping is a system of landscape principles designed to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. BayScape plants require little maintenance, water or fertilizer; grow in difficult conditions; and benefit wildlife.

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About the Complex

Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of four refuges: Rappahannock River Valley, Presquile, James River and Plum Tree Island

Rappahannock River Valley is managed as part of the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife 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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Things to Know

  • Go Wild!

    May 17, 2015

    Come out and join the fun! Go Wild offers exciting opportunities for all ages. From themed tram tours through the refuge to bluebird house building, you're sure to find something for everyone in your family. We hope to see you there!

    4th Annual Go Wild! Event
  • Kids Fishing Day!

    Kids Fishing Day 2014June 06, 2015

    Join us for a fun filled day of fishing at Wilna pond. Kids age 4-15 are invited to participate in the event beginning at 9:00 AM. Please call to pre-register 804-333-1470 Ext. 1

    Kids Fishing Day 2015
  • Visitor Activities

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    There are always things to do at Rappahannock River Valley Refuge! Come view the wildlife, fish, take photos, get involved with wildlife education and so much more.

    Visitor Activities
  • Wildlife & Habitat

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    There is wildlife year round to see at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge! Come hike the trails and see what creatures you can spot.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 05, 2015
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