Ready to get your hands dirty? Refuge staff are hosting several invasive workdays this summer. Come join us! See flyer for details.Volunteer Workdays
About the 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
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
Not ready to say goodbye to summer? Check out our latest program offerings and enjoy these warm days while they still last! 2016 August Program Flyer
Pine Barrens Discovery Day will be held at the refuge on September 10th from 10AM-4PM. Featuring fun shops, nature walks, the Kids Discovery Center, games and activities, and exhibits for the entire family!Event Web Site
Now that our nesting pair of bald eagles have successfully fledged their eaglets, refuge staff have now re-opened Little Neck Run to canoes and kayaks. Image courtesy of John P. Cardone.Official Press Release
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! Click here for more information
The black tupelo, or black gum, is a tree of great importance in these woodlands. As one of the oldest species of tree in this area, capable of living well over 650 years, each tree can have a large and lengthy impact on its surroundings.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016