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This week’s Wednesday Morning Bird Walk has been canceled due to the impending storm.

The Whooping Crane Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, 1/27/15 7:00-8:00 pm has been cancelled.  Please watch for further updates, as we hope to reschedule for next week. 

Environmental Education Center will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday (unless conditions change and we can open at noon) 

Winter Hours Now In Effect at the Environmental Education Center: Weds.-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm


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Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

12 Sanderson Road (Rt. 5), Smithfield, RI (401) 949-5454

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A 120- acre refuge harbors ASRI's headquarters. The refuge has fine stands of pines, a pond, and a brook. The headquarters has a gift shop, teacher's resource center, and bird feeding station. Read about our refuge's rich history.

Directions to Powder Mill Ledges

From I-295, take exit 7B onto Route 44 West. At fourth set of lights, turn left onto Route 5 (Sanderson road). Turn left at the second driveway into the parking lot.

Using the Trails

Permitted (and encouraged!):

  • Hiking on the trails
  • Observing & learning about wildlife
  • Photography
  • Bird watching
  • Enjoying the area's natural ambience and solitude


Not permitted are:

  • Motorized vehicles
  • Horses or bicycles
  • Dogs and other pets
  • Hunting, fishing, trapping
  • Picnicking or camping
  • Littering
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Collecting plants or other natural objects
  • Geo-caching or Letterboxing

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12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917 ~ 401-949-5454
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