WHY YOU SHOULD BE A FRIEND/VOLUNTEER OF THE REFUGE…
Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
currently includes approximately3,100
acres within the 4,400 acre approved acquisition boundary.Nearly 80% of the Refuge is composed of
brackish tidal marsh.This unique marsh
habitat includes a mixture of fresh and saltwater plants and wildlife and is an
important resting and feeding area for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds and
other wildlife.The area not only serves
as an important migration area, but also provides wintering habitat for large
numbers of waterfowl, particularly American Black ducks, Northern Pintail and
Mallards.Depending on the season, the
Refuge supports a number of shorebirds, colonial wading birds, songbirds and
raptors including Northern Harriers and Bald Eagles.The quiet tidal waters also serve as
nurseries and spawning and feeding grounds for fish and shellfish which are
important in the diets of many wildlife species.
The remainder of the Refuge is woodlands and upland
fields that provide habitat for a diversity of wildlife.Walking trails wind through the Refuge
grasslands and forest where visitors may listen for singing frogs and birds or
observe plants and animals that live on the Refuge.You can be a part of this Refuge by becoming an
active member of the Friends of Supawna Meadows NWR.The Friends members are an essential part of
operations for the Refuge.If you have
an interest in wildlife, enjoy working outdoors, like dealing with people, or
simply want to contribute in some way, consider joining the Friends.
The Refuge is also home to the Finn’s Point Rear Range
Lighthouse.The lighthouse built in 1876
is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
THE FRIENDS AND YOU CAN
DO FOR THE REFUGE….
The following is a partial list of Volunteer opportunities on the refuge.
free to volunteer without joiningthe