Friends of Parker River NWR

Monthly Events

Monthly Refuge Events

See the

Go Fishing Day


Go Fishing Day

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See the

Photo Camp


Photo Camp 2011

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The Leeward Rail Band

Performing at the

Visitor’s Center

Leeward Rail

Friends of Parker River Coffeehouse Series

Join the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for an excellent coffee house and lecture series! Coffeehouses are held the 3rd Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted. Usually, the lecture runs from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Coffee at 6:30 PM. Bird-Friendly coffee and pastries will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Parker River, a non-profit organization that supports the refuge. Lectures will be informative and entertaining and will be held in the Visitor Center Auditorium, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

June Coffeehouse

Speaker: Conrad Willeman

Title: “Rising Sea Levels, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Transition Newburyport”

June 20th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, coffee at 6:30 PM

Conrad Willeman Conrad Willeman is an Initiating Group member of Transition Newburyport.

Transition Newburyport is a local grassroots initiative based on a model developed by Rob Hopkins, a teacher of permaculture and natural building in the UK. A transition initiative is a model for engaging the community in a thoughtful process of planning a local response to the challenges of Climate Change, Natural Resource depletion and Economic Contraction, all of which will bring dramatic changes to life as we know it today.

Conrad will introduce Transition Newburyport, lead through the issues Transition Newburyport is involved with relating to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Sea-level rise is an important issue for Parker River NWR and Transition Newburyport.

Earth Day Celebration at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters

April 22nd (Tuesday) 7:00 PM, join us for a screening of Green Fire! See the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy! Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world, highlighting modern projects that put Leopold’s land ethic in action in a multitude of ways.

‘Aldo Leopold is considered the most important conservationist of the 20th century because his ideas are so relevant to the environmental issues of our time. He is the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management and the science of ecological restoration. His classic book “A Sand County Almanac” still inspires us to see the natural world as a community to which we belong.’

All programs are FREE but space is LIMITED and advanced registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise indicated.  Please call 978-465-5753 (press “0” to talk to a staff member) to register.
Registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from a staff member.  Please note that outdoor programs may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.  Visit us on the web for more information


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