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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

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Refuge Rd
Newbury, Massachusetts 01951
978-386-3170 https://www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river/

Located along the northeast coast of Massachusetts, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Most commonly associated with Plum Island – a barrier beach island – the refuge is comprised of more than 4700 acres of diverse habitats including sandy beach and dune, cranberry bog, maritime forest and shrub land, and freshwater marsh. The most abundant habitat on the refuge is its 3,000+ acres of salt marsh, one of the most productive ecosystems in nature. Parker River provides pristine coastal habitat for over 300 species of resident and migratory birds, as well as a large variety of mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians. The refuge also provides critical habitat for the federally threatened piping plover.

August 2019

Climate Change – Behind the Scenes Tour!

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Refuge Rd
Newbury, Massachusetts 01951
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This variant of our popular Behind the Scenes Tour of Parker River NWR will place a special emphasis on the local implications of climate change – particularly on the salt marsh and the barrier beach island that protects it.

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Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge – Behind the Scenes Tour!

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Refuge Rd
Newbury, Massachusetts 01951
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Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located in Newington, NH. Participants will have an opportunity to visit areas of the refuge that are not normally open to the public. See a diversity of wildlife habitats while learning how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is…

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Bicycle Tour of Great Bay NWR

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Refuge Rd
Newbury, Massachusetts 01951
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Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour, by bicycle, of Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located in Newington, NH. Participants will have an opportunity to visit areas of the refuge that are not normally open to the public.

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