Important to Know!

Butterfly Count scheduled for July 19, 2019-Volunteers Needed


The July Butterfly Count is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2019. Meet at the Refuge office ( 3100 Desert Road, Suffolk, VA) at 9:00 AM. To volunteer, send Jennifer an email at or give her a call at 757-986-3705.

eBird Trail Tracker


Follow the link to see what birds are seen where as soon as anyone post to eBird! Photocredit:USFWS/MJohnson

eBird Tracker

For the Most Current Emergency Trail Notices...


Please go to our refuge facebook page! Damp and windy weather can bring down a tree and block a road without notice this time of year. And then there are habitat management and construction projects that may require brief temporary trail closings. The most current information is always available on the refuge facebook page.

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Washington Ditch Entrance Closed for Major Renovations

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The Washington Ditch entrance is closed for a trail improvement project. Due to construction delays, the project is behind schedule. We expect the project will be completed and trail reopened sometime in mid-summer, 2019.

Hunt Program Registration

Refuge Hunt Program Details


The refuge offers public hunting opportunities for white tail deer and American black bear. Registration for both hunts begins July 1, 2019. Follow link for more details.


About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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