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Trustom Pond
National Wildlife Refuge

1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road
South Kingstown, RI   02879
Phone Number: 401-364-9124
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island conduct an award winning environmental education program with participants from most elementary schools in Southern Rhode Island. The program seeks to educate schoolchildren, through classroom curricula combined with field based tours and study, about the importance of barrier beaches and the natural environment.

A small portion of the refuge is open for canada goose and dove hunting during regular open seasons established by the State. The hunting program on the refuge is adminsitered by the State Division of Fish and Wildlife.

With several viewing platforms, three permanent kiosks and seasonal interpretive panels, the visitor will learn about the refuge and the natural resources we protect.

Wildlife Observation
The refuge has all of the amenities for our visitors enjoyment. A visitor contact station is located at the main parking lot, and is staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers who willingly share their knowledge and information about the refuge with our visitors.

Over two miles of nature trails, four viewing platforms, and several interpretive panels create ideal conditions for visitors to view willdife in a natural setting.

The refuge is open daily from sunrise to sunset each day. Moonstone beach is closed from April 1 through September 15 each year to protect the piping plover.

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