Friends of Monomoy
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Not for Profit Serving Visitor Center at Monomoy Wildlife Refuge
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of over 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Refuge System is the only network of lands and waters in the world managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat.
Monomoy NWR was established in 1944 as a sanctuary for migratory birds. The Refuge includes portions of Morris Island, South Monomoy Island,, North Monomoy Island, and Minimoy Island, totaling 7,604 acres of land and water. The geography of these islands is constantly changing due to the erosion and deposition of sand within the barrier island system.
Discover the wildlife, habitat, history, and ongoing research efforts at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Our headquarters is located at 30 Wikis Way, Morris Island, Chatham, MA. Our summer hours are 9:00am-5:00pm, 7 days per week. Popular activities include fishing, wildlife observation, hiking, interpretation, and photography.