Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge


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Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Great Meadows NWR
73 Weir Hill Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776

Phone:978-443-4661
Fax:978-443-2898
Web: oxbow.fws.gov
Established: 1988.
Location:35 miles northwest of Boston.
Facilities:Hiking trails.
Activities:Hiking, hunting, fishing, educational programs.
Special Features:The refuge hosts the highest density of nesting Blanding's turtle east of the Mississippi River.
Habitats: 1,667 acres of freshwater marsh, oxbow wetland and upland habitat.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Migratory birds, American woodcock, turkey, white-tailed deer, and the Blandings turtle.

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In place of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nashua River Watershed Association, 592 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450, the Lancaster Historical Commission, Box 351, Lancaster, MA 01523 or Friends of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, 302 Green Road, Bolton, MA 01740.
Each of these departments helps protect Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, a 1,667-acre natural area in Ayer, Shirley, Harvard and Lancaster, which is part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge was formed by three land transfers from the former U.
Griffin during a ceremony yesterday at Bolton Flats, and in turn the land agent thanked those who played a role in protecting acreage that abuts the 1,667 acres of Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge.
Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, thanked the Friends of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge for helping to make the critical acquisitions possible.
Phyllis Farnsworth is active in the First Church of Christ Unitarian, and has been active for many years in the Friends of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, the Lancaster Land Trust, the Lancaster Current Topics Club and the Historic Commission, which she belonged to for 30 years.
The Ballard Hill Conservation Area is contiguous to 7,000 acres of protected open space consisting of the Lancaster State Forest, Leominster State Forest, the South Post of Fort Devens military reservation, Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area, Lancaster Conservation Commission properties known as the Cook Conservation Area and the Chapman-Goodale Conservation Area and land on the south side of the north branch of the Nashua River.
Fish and Wildlife Service to add to the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge.