Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge

Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Back Bay NWR
4005 Sandpiper Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Phone:757-721-2412
Fax:757-721-6141
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/va/pti.htm
Established: 1974.
Location:Southwest corner of the Chesapeake Bay, just north of Hampton, Virginia.
Special Features:Area was used as a gunnery and bombing practice range until the late 1950s. It remains an emergency jettison zone for the Air Force.
Habitats: 3,450 acres of salt marsh, shrub scrub and wooded habitats.
Access: Island is saturated with unexploded bombs and other munitions and is closed to public entry.
Wild life: Waterfowl, marshbirds, and shorebirds.

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