Newburyport Daily News
---- — The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is offering the following free programs. Space may be limited, and advance registration is required, unless otherwise indicated. Call 978-465-5753 to register.
Registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from a staff member. Outdoor programs may be canceled if there is inclement weather. The refuge visitor center is at 6 Plum Island Turnpike.
“Behind the Scenes” Refuge Tour
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Tours last approximately 2 hours.
Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will be conducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way. The tour will present an up-close and personal look at the refuge through the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the conservation of these precious natural resources. Participants may be driven along areas on the refuge otherwise closed to the public. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended, but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the headquarters visitor center. Each session is limited to 10 participants; no more than 4 individuals per sign-up. Registration required.