Category Archives: Block Island National Wildlife Refuge

Candidate Designs for New 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter

During June of 2017, the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviewed 12 design proposals for the reverse of the new 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge quarter. This coin will be the 45th issue of the 2010-2021 National Park Quarter Series, and the design will commemorate a critical […]

Block Island – “One of the 12 last great places in the Western Hemisphere”

Just about 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island lies the most important migratory bird habitat on the East coast – the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. Over 70 different types of migratory songbirds visit the island each fall. Plus, the endangered sand-colored Piping Plover makes its home there. In 1614, Dutch explorer Adrian […]