Announcements and Special Events
IMPORTANT REFUGE UPDATE:
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will be CLOSED to vehicles starting April 17, 2020, until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors can still walk or bicycle onto the refuge. This is to protect visitors, refuge staff, and the natural resources of the refuge. See an eye on the refuge website for further information and updates.
All Friends programs and volunteering efforts are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the Friends get the all-clear from refuge staff we will resume these activities. Stay tuned here and our Facebook page for more information.
Contribute to the new Friends Internship Fund!
Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting the US Fish & Wildlife Service Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Our Friends organization is entirely dependent upon volunteer support and funding from membership dues, donations, grants and fund raising events.
The Refuge is located on Plum Island, a barrier island and nearby Great Salt Marsh area in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along the major bird migration route known as the Atlantic Flyway. It is comprised of more than 4,700 acres of pristine coastal habitat for more than 300 species of resident and migratory birds, as well as a large variety of mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians. In addition to wildlife conservation, the Refuge provides unique opportunities to experience an undeveloped, coastal environment near major metropolitan areas. See http://www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river/.
Our Friends Organization:
Supports the primary purposes for which the Refuge was established.
Promotes the preservation of the natural and historical resources of the Refuge.
Fosters the wildlife-dependent use of the Refuge and the enjoyment of it by the public, consistent with its protection and preservation.
Engages in such educational, scientific and civic activities to assist the Refuge to carry out its mandates.
The Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all our corporate sponsors.
We appreciate all of your help and support. Please visit their websites for more information about each organization/business.