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Calling all 4th graders and 4th grade teachers! Have you heard about the Every Kid in a Park program? A special pass is available to 4th grade students that covers entrance fees to all federal lands. Check out the Every Kid in a Park website for more information!

Every Kid in a Park!

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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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What's Happening

  • Summer Events

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    Check out upcoming summer programs. Fishing clinics, single-day and multi-session nature camps and family programs await you! Registration for summer programs begins Monday, April 17th.

    Summer Event Details
  • Bat Box Bonanza!

    BatMay 27, 2017

    This year we are celebrating Endangered Species Day by building bat boxes! Come on out so you can take home your own bat box for your backyard. Please call to signup as supplies are limited.

    Event Details
  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Project

    Partners for Fish and Wildlife (Sandy Project)

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is assisting with a Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Project. This project will provide shoreline stabilization through living shorelines, reforestation of natural areas and restoration of wetland hydrology in several sites in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Restoration at Back Bay NWR will include shoreline stabilization at the Visitor Contact Station and Horn Point kayak/canoe launch.

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  • eBird Trail Tracker

    Seasonal Closure (PROMO)

    We have added a new feature to our website! Check out the eBird Trail Tracker to see what sightings have been seen recently at the refuge!

    eBird Trail Tracker
Page Photo Credits — Sunset on Back Bay, Larry Wilcox, Tundra Swans/Roger Roberts
, Tundra swan/USFWS, American bittern/Alex Monday (2013), All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2017

Events

  • Free Fishing Clinics

    Bullfrog (134x116)June 03, 2017 - June 03, 2017

    On Saturday, June 3 the refuge will host free fishing clinics for both fresh and salt water! Call for more details.

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  • Explorer Backpacks

    April 1, 2014 PromoApril 01, 2014

    Check out a pack and explore your national wildlife refuge! Packs must be returned the same day they are checked out.

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