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Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

 
 
Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
1. Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Marker
Inscription.  
Blackwater Refuge expansive marshes, moist soil impoundments, woodlands, and variety of croplands attract thousands of migrating and wintering waterfowl each year. These three habitats provide the food, water, shelter, and space that these birds need. In addition to the large flocks of geese and ducks that spend winter months on the Refuge, Blackwater is also home to the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel and the threatened bald eagle. Other common birds and animals include wading birds, marsh birds, songbirds, many different types of raptors, neotropical migrant songbirds, raccoons, muskrats, opossums, otters and deer.

Established in 1933, the Refuge includes over 24,000 acres. Thousands of visitors each year are attracted to the Refuge due to its location within driving distance to our nation’s capital, the visitor center, the variety of wildlife and habitat, and the public education programs.
 
Erected by Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Wildlife Drive Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
2. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Wildlife Drive Map
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EnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 38° 26.814′ N, 76° 7.116′ W. Marker is near Church Creek, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Key Wallace Drive and Visitor Center Access Road on Key Wallace Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2145 Visitor Center Access Rd, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Why Use Native Plants? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (approx. ¾ mile away); Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Ctr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Highway to Freedom (approx. 1.1 miles away); Harriet Tubman (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Creek.
 
Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
3. Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Two eagles sitting on a log image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
4. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Two eagles sitting on a log
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 28, 2023