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Little Neck Run Closed for Nesting Bald Eagles

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This closure will help reduce disturbance and protect the eagles during this sensitive time. Favorable locations to view eagles and other wildlife exist along the Black Tupelo trail at Indian Landing and at refuge overlooks along the Carmans River, with the use of a spotting scope or binoculars. As always, visitors are reminded to obey closed area boundary signs and to adhere to refuge regulations. Photo courtesy of Jim Simpson.

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About the Complex

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Long Island Complex Visitor Center is located at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

Wertheim is managed as part of the Long 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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Around the Refuge

  • Spring Programs

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    Ready to think spring? Check out our latest program offerings and prepare for the warmer days to come!

    Spring Programs
  • Saltmarsh Restoration Underway

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    Curious about the activity happening on Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge along Smith Road? Salt marsh restoration is underway! Using proper restoration techniques, refuge staff and contractors will improve marsh hydrology, making our marshes robust in the face of future storms and long term stressors.

    Additional project information
  • 2017-18 Duck Stamps on Sale

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    Since 1934, Federal Duck Stamp sales have raised more than $850 million to acquire and protect more than 6 million acres of wetlands habitat on hundreds of national wildlife refuges spread across all 50 states and U.S. territories. A current Federal Duck Stamp is also good for free admission to any refuge that charges an entry fee. Stamps can be purchased at the Wertheim Refuge visitor center. Buy yours today!

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017
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