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The Refuges are OPEN!

open year-round • sunrise to sunset • no pets or horses • regulations

Welcome! The Friends of Woodlands and Waters is a nonprofit working in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to support conservation, recreational and educational goals.

Visit the Refuges

Assabet River NWR

Assabet River GuideTrails

Great Meadows NWR

Great Meadows GuideTrails

News & Events

  • 2024 Annual Meeting

    In-Person at the Assabet River NWR Visitor Center 1pm - Friends of Woodlands and Waters Business Meeting 2pm - USFWS Project Leader Grace Bottitta

    June2PM – 4 PM

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Wildlife on Video

Watch the latest videos from trail cameras at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.

Watch wildlife videos

Announcing Our New Look and Name

We are happy to announce that Friends of the Assabet River, Oxbow, and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuges, Inc. is continuing the process of rebranding to reflect our expanded organization. Our new name is Friends of Woodlands and Waters!