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    Volunteer Power!

    Blackwater volunteers were recently honored for their efforts. Learn how volunteers make a difference every day at Blackwater NWR!

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    Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

    Blackwater NWR hosted the judging of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest for Maryland on February 18, 2017.

    Learn about the program and see 2017 contest results.

Youth Fishing Day

Youth Fishing Day

Girl at Fishing Day

Join us on June 3 for a day of fishing fun for young people 15 and under!

Click here for details.

About the Complex

Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex

There are four refuges and 5 divisions in the complex.

Blackwater is managed as part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR 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.

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Around the Refuge

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunset at the refuge - Ray Paterra/USFWS.
Last Updated: May 15, 2017
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