Features

  • Junior Duck Stamp 2017-18 Rotator

    Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

    Blackwater NWR hosted the judging of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest for Maryland on February 16, 2019.

    Contest details

  • Volunteer Logo Rotator

    Volunteer Power!

    Blackwater volunteers were recently honored for their efforts. Learn how volunteers make a difference every day at Blackwater NWR!

    Details here

Around the Refuge

Youth Fishing Day

Girl at Fishing Day

Join us on June 1 for a day of fishing fun for young people 15 and under!

Find out more!

Youth Conservation Corps

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Blackwater NWR is offering summer employment for high school youths.

Learn more about the program.

News and Events

Bluebird on Sign

All the latest announcements from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

News Page

Harriet Tubman

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Blackwater NWR is celebrating the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, whose heroic actions helped many slaves escape to freedom!

More about Harriet Tubman.
Explore the Refuge!

Visit Blackwater!

Red Bellied Woodpecker

You can see incredible wildlife at the refuge every month of the year!

Wildlife Calendar

About the Complex

Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS