The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild (www.basketryguild.org) will be in the Plankhouse demonstrating materials and techniques traditionally used in basketry of this region. Included will be cedar bark preparation and weaving of Pacific NW Coast sweetgrass, tule and cattail. There will also be special activities for children all day. Try your hand at different weaving techniques or using native plant dyes. Learn about local Native American culture first hand in the Plankhouse, and take a walk down the adjacent nature trail and see if you can find the many kinds of wildlife that call the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Home.
The Education and Restoration AmeriCorps specialist is crucial to the success of two critical programs on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Environmental and Cultural Education, and the Habitat Restoration program. Check out the position description, qualifications, and benefits on the AmeriCorps Website here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50335&fromSearch=true .
Contact habitat restoration director Lynn Cornelius at Lynn_Cornelius@fws.gov or (360) 887-3883 for more info about the recruitment process or the position.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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