There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!Program Calendar
About the Complex
The refuge totals 242 acres on the coast of Rhode Island.
Sachuest Point 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 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 Sachuest Point NWR will be hosting its annual Take Me Fishing Day on Saturday, August 2nd, from 10am-3pm. Come join the fun and try your skills at tying knots, baiting and casting, fish painting, and more!Learn More
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
Volunteers play an important role in maintaining the refuge and supporting wildlife management. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more about how the various ways to help out at the refuge.Get Involved
Numbers of native New England cottontails are decreasing because of habitat loss and competition from the introduced eastern cottontail. the eastern cottontail adapts more easily to residential and disturbed habitats than does the New England cottontail, who prefers very dense shrublands.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2014