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
Following last year's Snowy Owl irruption, Refuge Staff are taking action to plan ahead for another winter season of increased visitation to the Refuge - with two main components being education and outreach. Check out the attached handout for more information on Snowy Owls as well as tips to minimize disturbance and stress to these magnificent birds and the habitats they rely on for survival.Snowy Owls, their lifecycle and what brings them to Sachuest Point NWR
- November 19, 2014
Through this project, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners are expecting to address flooding issues as well as assess, restore, and enhance the Maidford River saltmarsh and adjacent wetlands and beaches and other natural systems to better protect the marsh and surrounding communities. Public comments can be submitted to 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813, attention: Maidford River Saltmarsh Restoration Project CLICK HERE for more information on the Maidford River Restoration Project
- 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
There are visitor activities year-round at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, wildlife viewing, interpretation, environmental education and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.Visitor Activities
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: Jan 03, 2015