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Upcoming Events

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Note that most of our Monthly Meetings are recorded. Links to the recordings hosted by SudburyTV can be found on the Past Event Videos page.

November Exhibit of the Month

Creatures of the Night: The Nocturnal Animals of the Assabet River NWR

Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours and see our new monthly exhibit. Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours and see our new monthly exhibit. This month’s exhibit will explore some of the animals on our refuges that are most active when the sun goes down.

November Movie of the Month

My Life as a Turkey

Jim Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother. One man’s remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood. (Runtime: 55 minutes).

Saturday, November 10, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturday, November 24, 9:00 AM - Noon

APT Invasive Plant Removal Work Party

Come join Assabet Pulling Together, a volunteer-led team focused on the removal of invasive flora from Refuge grounds. Work parties are held rain or shine, suggested attire is light-colored clothing, a hat, and work gloves. Sessions are open to drop-ins.

Please meet at the Visitor Center. Contact Dave Lange for more information.

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 PM

Friends Monthly Presentation: Meet the Manager with Linh Phu

Come meet Linh Phu, the new Wildlife Refuge Manager for Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex! Linh was selected to oversee a talented team working to manage eight refuges in the Greater Boston area and Cape Cod including: Assabet River, Great Meadows, Mashpee, Massasoit, Monomoy, Nantucket , Nomans Land Island and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuges. Linh worked for seven years at USFWS Headquarters as the national advisor in the Branch of Habitat Restoration. This past year she worked with senior leadership to coordinate the Services work on improving access to hunting, fishing, and recreation on FWS managed lands. She had also worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for eight years creating and managing their private lands restoration program. Her field experiences has spanned research in 11 states including sea turtle nesting surveys in Florida, environmental education in Georgia, herpetology inventories for the National Park Services in the northeast, turtle and salamander research in the Appalachians. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland and a Master's Degree from Marshall University.

Our monthly presentations are usually held the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Visitor Center at the Assabet River NWR.

By Appointment

Refuge Explorers

Calling all explorers: come join us for a monthly adventure! See nature come alive as we discover our surroundings and learn about the refuge from the pages of books to the forests and wetlands.

Refuge Explorers is a hands-on program for 6-10 year olds focused on getting kids outside and engaged in nature. Dress for the weather (rain or shine) and an adventure!

Family friendly, siblings welcome. Programs are by appointment, please contact Ranger Jared ( or 978-579-4028) to book your group’s Refuge Explorers program or for more information.


Outdoors This Week

The Friends posts our events to Outdoors This Week, a weekly listing of outdoor activities located west of Boston sponsored by local environmental organizations. Click here to subscribe.