The refuge collaborates with various conservation organizations within the Northern Neck and greater Virginia to offer exceptional programs to the public. The refuge partners with organization to also collect scientific data and strive to achieve the most expert knowledge. The refuge partners with the Menokin Foundation, DCR, and YMCA to host the annual Jr. Duck Stamp Camp, an environmental and art camp for kids centered on the Jr. Duck Stamp Program. The refuge also works with a variety of organizations to offer environmental education opportunities to the community. As emulated in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission, the refuge is dedicated in working with other organizations to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
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Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is proud to have nesting and roosting bald eagles. Bald eagles prefer mature canopy trees that overlook the many creeks in the area and the tidal portions of the Rappahannock River. The river is a popular spot for wintering bald eagles, with the highest concentrations found on Cat Point Creek. Your chances of spotting an eagle while visiting the refuge are fairly good, so come take a look!