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The Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit that works with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and our local communities to meet wildlife and biological management objectives, recreational and educational goals and support diverse programs related to the Refuge.
We promote educational programs related to the Refuge and natural history of the area. We organize events and programs that help make the refuge more available to the public. We work with Refuge staff to help improve the refuge. This work also provides an opportunity for members to get to know the refuge.
For our April meeting, William Lynn will talk about Outdoor Cats and Biodiversity: What Are the Ethical and Policy Implications?. Join us on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM for this engaging talk.read more »
Talks and Walks
It's finally warming up and spring has sprung. There's a variety of programs scheduled throughout April including nature walks, birding walks, kid's programs and our annual spring cleaning.read more »
Combat aliens, listen for bats, improve your counting skills while dodging bees. These are just a few of the
ways you can help the Refuge Staff.
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Coyotes Pack the Visitor Center
It was standing room only for John Maguranis' talk on "Co-existing with Coyotes" at the Februrary monthly meeting of the Friends at the Visitor Center.read more »
Wildlife Conservation when Filing Your MA Income Tax
A critical part of the funding equation for the MA Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program are your voluntary contributions on your Massachusetts state income tax form. If you care about the future of our wildlife and wild places, please consider making a donation.read more »
Belted Kingfisher chosen to represent the Assabet River NWR
The Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge is thrilled to present a new logo to represent the Assabet River NWR. Check it out at the top of this page or read more »
Drive Slowly on the Refuge!
With the arrival of warm weather, frogs, salamanders, and even turtles are on the move! Refuge staff would like to remind everyone to please be extra careful driving on Refuge roads and slow down to give wildlife a break. Don't drive through puddles without first checking for critters that may be hiding in the water.read more »
Visitor Center Wins Wins Award for Sustainable Design
The Visitor Center at Assabet River NWR was honored with a Federal Energy and Water Management Award for its sustainable design.read more »
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