The purpose of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Society is to promote and support the BBNWR in its mission to conserve, protect and enhance natural resources through advocacy, outreach, education, fundraising and projects for the betterment of BBNWR.

Our Mission

The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Society (Society) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote and support Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (BBNWR) in its mission to conserve, protect, and enhance natural resources; through advocacy, outreach, education, fundraising, and projects for the betterment of BBNWR.

Our Vision

A sustainable Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge that is responsive to diverse native wildlife and habitat maintained in a healthy ecosystem as a contributing link in the migration chain of the Atlantic Flyway.

Latest Back Bay News

Herons

Great blue herons are widely distributed throughout the continental United States, and they eat a wide variety of wetland prey near ponds, streams, lakes, rivers, marshes and coastlines, including frogs,…

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Sea Turtle update at Back Bay

Back Bay NWR’s first sea turtle nest of the season was found this morning! We can see the female turtle’s distinct tracks coming out of and returning to the ocean.…

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