What is Happening at our Refuge?

Thanks for Making BirdFest & Bluegrass 2014 Our Best Ever!

The Friends would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, presenters, demonstrators, and community members and visitors for making BirdFest and Bluegrass 2014 the best celebration we have had in years. The weather was great, the attendance was high, and the quality of the festival was unbeatable. We are also grateful for the coverage the festival has received in the local papers. We look forward to celebrating another BirdFest and the 50th anniversary of the Ridgefield National Widlife Refuge in 2015. You can read some of the festival coverage here:



Fall & Winter Habitat Restoration Events
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Shop at FredMeyer? Support the Friends with your Rewards Card, and still earn points!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today!
  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge atwww.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 89824.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the Friends earn a donation to support the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge!
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visitwww.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

Birding Enthusiasts

See what is being seen at the refuge this week at Sightings


The Friends of Ridgefield NWR Need You!

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.

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Thanks To Our Sponsors:

Clark Public Utilities National Environmental Education Foundation
National Fish& Wildlife Foundation
Environmental Paper & Print Pacific NW Best Fish Co. Parr Lumber Portland Audubon
Umpqua Bank