News and Events

Marsh Landscape

On this page you will find the latest announcements, news releases, and event flyers from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.  Click on the topic below to learn more.  The most recent items are on top.


Walk for the Wild during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 9 - 16, 2021!

Guided Birding is back!  Tours are scheduled for Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, and Dec. 5.  See our Events Page.

The Visitor Center has reopened with new hours! The Visitor Center is now open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Please monitor the Refuge Alert page and the Blackwater NWR Facebook page for updates. 

The Marsh Edge Trail is OPEN.

See a one-page summary of scheduled closures for Wildlife Drive and trails.

Waterfowl hunting advisory for the Green paddling trail.  

Read about the discovery of Ben Ross's homesite on Blackwater NWR!

2021 VIRTUAL EAGLE FESTIVAL - View the archived presentations!

CDC tips for reducing the spread of and exposure to germs.

Results of a 3-year monitoring effort of Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrels

Have questions about fishing on the refuge? Check out our new Fishing FAQs.

Find out why marsh elevation is important for a healthy marsh at Blackwater NWR.

Read an article about strengthening marsh habitat at Blackwater NWR  

Delmarva Fox Squirrel Removed from Endangered Species List!