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Friday, May 26, 2023

Trustom Pond Refuge to close in June and August for upgrades

Each closure will run eleven days

Visitor Services Manager Janis Nepshinsky, Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge

Photo by Will Collette
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to rehabilitate the recreational trails and entrance ramp at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge from June 5 through June 16, and again from August 7 through August 18, 2023. 

Otter Point Trail will be improved to increase accessibility for all visitors, some observation platforms will be renovated or replaced, the trail entrance near the contact station will be renovated, and the lower farm platform will be removed for safety concerns. 

During the first phase of construction, beginning June 5 through June 16, the contact station and all refuge trails will be temporarily closed and unavailable to the public for safety reasons and to allow space for construction vehicles. 

During phase two of the project, beginning August 7 through August 18, the Otter Point Trail will be temporarily closed to the public during the rehabilitation project, however, Osprey Point Trail will remain open. 

For additional information, call my cell at 401.318.0049 if you have any questions.