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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

  • 2014 White-Tailed Deer Hunt

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    Rappahannock River Valley NWR is proud to offer White-tailed deer hunt permits to hunters selected through the Virginia Quota Hunt Lottery. Hunt Dates Hunters may apply for any of the Seasons (archery) and/or days (firearms) Archery: Season I – 10/4/14-10/17/14 and Season II – 10/18/14 – 10/31/14 excluding Sundays Muzzleloader: November 1, 7, and 8 Shotgun: November 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, and 29

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Get Involved

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    There are many ways to get involved on the refuge - volunteering, our friends group and internships. Help out in the visitor center or out in nature!

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2014


  • Go Wild!

    May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014

    This event includes kids programs, nature walks, conservation exhibitors, free raffles, and much more!

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