Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Around the Refuge

Federal Recreation Passes Available

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Planning any travel to National Parks or National Wildlife Refuges this summer? Did you know that you can purchase federal recreational passes at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge? We have a selection of passes available for all types of visitors!

Federal Recreation Passes

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Did you know our Refuge Complex has a Facebook page? Follow us on Facebook for current updates on your favorite Long Island refuges!

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2017-18 Duck Stamps on Sale

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Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. Stamps can be purchased at the Wertheim Refuge visitor center. Buy yours today!

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What's Happening

Beaches Re-Opened

Beach Closure

Following a successful beach nesting season, refuge staff have removed the fencing that protected the nesting area and opened the beach to our visitors.

Official Press Release

About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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