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We are celebrating and enjoying three special events on Saturday October 14. It is National Wildlife Refuge week here at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and it is also time for the annual Chincoteague fall pony roundup -- plus we have a very special event this year, the sesquicentennial celebration of the Assateague Lighthouse.

9:00 am Color Guard Opening Ceremony

    Free Refreshments
    Displays | Programs
    Children's Crafts

2:00 pm Lighthouse Birthday Cake

6:00 - 9:00 pm Night Climbs!

CNHA Helps Support the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge


We believe our friends group is crucial to the mission of the Chincoteague Refuge, which is to conserve, protect and enhance wildlife and habitat here and in this great nation. The actions we take today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. Find out how you can help.

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saving the lighthouse

The Assateague Lighthouse turned 145 in 2012. CNHA stepped forward and helped save it.

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keeping the trek alive

"a great way to see ponies and other wildlife without having to hike around on foot" - trip adviser

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