We partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our local community to preserve and support Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.

Recent Posts

  • Garden Renewal
    The Bayview Butterfly Garden, the half-acre maze of pathways through a burgeoning array of plantings near the western shore of the island, is always one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. As happens every spring, a dedicated corps of volunteers began to work the garden in March and April, bringing in … Read more
  • Banner Days
    Three new informational and educational banners that highlight and explain the history of Eastern Neck Island before and after the establishment of the National Wildlife Refuge are now on display at the Lodge.  The banners were written and designed by Friends of Eastern Neck board members Cece Trainor and Meg Parry (pictured at left and center below), who participated … Read more
  • Scouts Project
    The installation of 20 fishing rod holders at the Eastern Neck Narrows bridge on April 22 was a project of the Friends of Eastern Neck, aided by Boy Scout Troop 130 of Kent County. From left to right:  front row, Boy Scouts Jonah Vaughan, Andrew Buckel, and Nate Peregoy; back row, Scoutmaster Ed Pickering, FOEN Board of … Read more

Visit Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Eastern Neck dock

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is a breathtaking 2,285 acre island that is home to an abundance of wildlife, paired with stunning views of the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay. It’s no wonder people from all around the area love to spend time exploring what the Refuge has to offer.

Our Mission

Monarch Butterfly

We are a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. We have approximately 250 members. Our volunteer members staff the Visitor Contact Station and the Friends’ Bookstore and Gift Shop and provide advice and information to our visitors. Friends volunteers are also directly involved in research, maintenance and the hosting of educational events. All of our income, whether it is from gift shop sales, memberships or donations, is dedicated to the support of the refuge and its programs.

We would love to have you join us!

Visitor Services at the Refuge

Eastern Neck The Refuge building

The Visitor Contact Station, Gift Shop and Bookstore is staffed by Friends volunteers. Opening hours are on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.  A knowledgeable volunteer will be there to help you with your visit.