Around the Refuge

Youth Employment Opportunity

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In partnership with NorthWoods Stewardship Center, Trustom Pond NWR in South Kingstown, RI is accepting applications until positions are filled for summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members. Young adults between the ages of 15 and 18, who are interested in working outdoors, are encouraged to apply for a YCC position. The crew will work with refuge staff on projects including trail building and maintenance, maintaining grounds and facilities, control of invasive plant species and help protect endangered species such as piping plover. The program will run from June 24 through August 2. Crew members will work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday, and will be paid $400/week.

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Visitor Activities

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There are a wide variety of activities year-round at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting and environmental education. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

Visitor Activities

Get Involved

Trail work on the refuge - USFWS.

Volunteers play an integral role at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Assignments can include greeting visitors at the contact station, leading tours, plover monitoring, invasive species management and trail maintenance. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more!

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What's Happening

Upcoming Events

There are events year-round at the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Check out our program calendar to find one near you!

RI Complex Program Calendar

About the Complex

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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.

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