Around the Refuge

Refuge to Host Conservation Film Festival in March

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The 6th Annual Conservation Film Festival is coming to Parker River NWR the weekend of March 27-29. Beginning on that Friday evening, a spectacular array of world class, awarding winning films will be screened in the refuge's visitor center auditorium...all weekend-long. And everything is FREE! To see the entire film festival schedule, click on the link below.

Conservation Film Festival Schedule

Third Annual Beach Sign Youth Art Contest

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Parker River NWR is calling on all youth to spread the word about the importance of beaches to shorebirds by entering the refuge's 3rd Annual Beach Sign Youth Art Contest. Winning artwork from each age category will be used as refuge signs to educate beachgoers about minimizing shorebird disturbance and taking care of coastal habitat.

2020 Art Contest Guidelines

Public Input Sought on Draft Compatility Determination

The public is invited to comment, thru 3/20/2020, on a new compatibility determination document that will, when final, direct the management of four discrete wildlife-dependent public uses. Click on the link below to access the document.

Big 4 Draft Compatibility Determination

Refuge News & Publications

Want to read our latest press releases or download a refuge brochure, map, fact sheet or other publication? If so, click on the link below.

Publications Downloads Page
Free Public Programs

Free Public Programs

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For the monthly list of free public programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, visit our events page.

Free Public Programs in February & March

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS