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Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801

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    What a great concept: an urban wildlife refuge along Wilmington’s Riverfront. And not only will Riverfront visitors gain a unique environmental experience, the city’s residents and schoolchildren will have access to wildlife education and recreation.

    Named after Russell W. Peterson, former Governor of Delaware who gained international recognition as an environmentalist, scientist, activist and public servant, the refuge is one of the few urban wildlife areas in the country. Riverfront visitors are able to escape into the tranquility of the sanctuary that is among the nation’s most valuable fish and wildlife habitats.

    An extensive marsh restoration process began in 1998, and has enabled beneficial vegetation to flourish in the marsh and provide habitat for wetland wildlife. Additional rehabilitation efforts include stabilizing the shorelines, re-excavating water channels to their historic patterns,developing a trail system and installing wildlife nesting structures.

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    • Small Meeting Space Available:
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    • Hours of Operation: Botanic Gardens & Boardwalk: Open Daily, Dawn to Dusk; Education Center: March 16 - November 15: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM; November 16 - March 15: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Hours: Tours during regular hours and after hours by special appointment. See http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/pg_field.html#deec for program options. Building Hours of Operation: November 8 - March 11, 2012: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm March 12, 2012 - November 5, 2012: Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm Closed Dec 24, 25, Jan 1
  •  Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    • Description The Osprey Room on the top floor offers panoramic views of the city skyline and the refuge with balconies and large glass windows. This unique intimate space is perfect for social celebrations and productive and inspiring meetings. The new Westin Hotel is located less than a mile away for your convenience.
    • Largest Room 1150
    • Total Sq. Ft. 1150
    • Reception Capacity 120
    • Space Notes Fantastic views of the City of Wilmington, Christina River and 212-acre tidal marsh.
    • Theatre Capacity 100
    • Banquet Capacity 60
    • Number of Rooms 1
    • Classroom Capacity 80
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