Announcements and Special Events
February Artist of the Month - Alan Bull 🎨
Discover the serene landscapes of Plum Island and the Merrimack River through the brush strokes of Newburyport's own Alan Bull. His captivating works are on display all February at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center.
Experience the artistry that merges nature's beauty with impeccable craft.
Event Feature: Deborah Cramer's Talk at Parker River Refuge
🐦 "Migrating Shorebirds, Horseshoe Crabs, and Us"
📅 January 20, 2024 | ⏰ 1:00 - 2:15 PM
📍 Visitor Center Auditorium & Online via Zoom
💡 Discover the fascinating ecological connections.
🔗 More Info & Registration
Discover Local Beauty: 'A River Runs Through It' Exhibition
🎨 Ready for an artistic adventure? Join us to explore the stunning works of the Newburyport Ten. Their beautiful depictions of our local rivers await you at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.
📅 On Display: Dec 4, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024 📍 Your Invitation: Parker River Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Explore 13,000 Years of History with Dr. Goodby!
🌳 Discover the rich history of New England's first inhabitants with Dr. Robert G. Goodby.
From ancient mammoths to today's legacy, join us for a fascinating journey through time.
📅 Dec 9, 2023 | 🕐 1:00 PM 📍 Parker River NWR Auditorium
Please enjoy issue #7 of Plants of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. If you have missed any pervious issues you can find them under the 'Archived Articles' tab on the home page.
Artist of the Month Guidelines
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
In an eﬀort to provide Refuge visitors with a broader array of interpretive exhibit oﬀerings in the Refuge visitor center, the “Artist of the Month” program gives local artists an opportunity to display their wildlife and nature-related artwork, for one month at a time, in the visitor center auditorium.
Our nature-themed monthly exhibitions of paintings and photographs are held in the Parker River visitor center and bring great enjoyment to those visiting the center for programs or information. The Friends coordinates these exhibits and encourages those considering showing their work to read the guidelines provided below and if interested to submit a signed copy as directed.
You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Contribute to the 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 and friends
We appreciate all of your help and support. Please visit their websites for more information about each organization/business.