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    Join us on Facebook and stay up to date on what is happening on the refuge.

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    Support the Friends Group!

    The non-profit group helps the refuge put on special events, promotes awareness, and so much more!

    Merritt Island Wildlife Association

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    Manatee Viewing

    The Manatee Observation Deck is a handicap accessible opportunity to view manatees in the wild.

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    Adopt a Trail Program

    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is proud to announce this new program to help reduce and control litter. Become a proud participant.

Latest News

Waterfowl Hunt Workshops

NEWS RELEASE - Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Invites the Public to Attend Waterfowl Hunt Workshops.

News Release

Proposed Commercial Harvest Extension

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Notice of Availability for Public Review and Comment: Draft Compatibility Determination and Draft Environmental Action Statement for the Proposed Extension of Commercial Fishing (Seafood Harvesting) on Merritt Island NWR to September 30, 2028. How to Comment

Draft CD and EAS

Fee Free Days!

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Get outside and enjoy some of the country’s most magical places – America’s national wildlife refuges will offer free admission on these days in 2018.

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Found Wildlife

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Have you found a baby bird in your yard? See an injured bird on the road? Racoons in your attic?

Find Out What To Do.
Featured Stories

Duck Stamp

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Duck Stamps are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are not valid for postage. Created in 1934 as federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl, Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today.

Duck Stamp Program

About the Complex

Merritt Island Complex

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Merritt Island 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