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

Around the Refuge

Refuge Seeks Bids on Pine Thinning Project

Forest

Blackwater NWR is seeking bids for a forest thinning project located off Blackwater Road, Dorchester County, Maryland.

Complete details here.

News and Events

Bluebird on Sign

All the latest announcements from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

News Page

Wildlife Cams

Osprey

Check out the wildlife cams at Blackwater NWR! Visitors can view an osprey nest and the new waterfowl cam either online or in the refuge visitor center.

Learn more.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Promo

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