June 9th, 2013. From 12pm- 2pm Special presentations in the Plankhouse will focus on NW Tribal Canoe Journeys and the Pacific Lamprey, a little known eel-like fish important to Native People of the Columbia River. Free Chinookan-style salmon bake and seafood stew tasting will begin at 2pm until supplies last. Docent led Plankhouse tours, live lamprey encounters, and children’s activities will be available from 12pm-4pm. Come meet Luna the lamprey up close and enjoy activities for all ages at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse. https://www.facebook.com/PacificLamprey?fref=ts
The Oaks to Wetland Trail on the Carty Unit will be closed June 17th and 18th for the removal of hazard branches. For public safety during the project, the Carty Unit will be closed at the Pedestrian bridge over the railroad. Headquarters on the Carty Unit will remain open for public questions and other office business. Public use facilities on the River ‘S’ Unit will not be affected and will remain open during the project.
Submit your favorite nature images taken within the boundaries of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to the 7th Annual 2013 photography competition! For more rules, details, and submission instructions, click here to visit our Photo Contest webpage.
The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is looking to expand its Board Membership. The Board is seeking individuals with a deep passion for the environment and wildlife, appreciation of the area’s rich cultural heritage, maintenance and restoration of habitat, and environmental and cultural education.
We are looking for individuals with interests and skills in dealing with the intersection of organizations, the government, and business; advocacy; and fund raising. Board Members are expected to attend monthly meetings, lead and participate in designated committees, Bird Fest and Fund Raising events, and other community activities and events.
Please send your resume and a letter of interest to: email@example.com
See what is being seen at the refuge this week at Sightings
The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting educational programs, increasing public awareness and protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural resources of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Get more information. Become a member or renew your membership NOW.
The River ‘S’ Discovery Auto Tour route is a one-way 4.2-mile loop on graveled road that is open every day to vehicles during daylight hours and changes depending on the season (there is a Fall/Winter Tour and a Summer Tour). An Informative Audio Tour CD is available now at the Visitor’s Station at the entrance to the Discovery Auto Tour Route and also at the refuge headquarters. This CD coordinates with 14 markers set along the Discovery Tour Route. There is no cost for the CD but its return would be appreciated.
Alternatively, you can download the files for the podcasts of the Audio Tours by clicking here.
Clark Public Utilities
Environmental Paper & Print
Meyer Memorial Trust
Pacific NW Best Fish Co.
Ray Hickey Foundation