What is Happening at our Refuge?


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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Friends every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Friends of Ridgefield NWR. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
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AmeriCorps Position Opening June 6th

Love connecting people with the outdoors? Want to work with school groups and help coordinate habitat restoration events? Interested in regional ecology and Native Chinookan Culture? Applications for our AmeriCorps Habitat Restoration and Education Specialist will be accepted from June 6th – July11th on the AmeriCorps website. You can read the position description HERE, and apply for the position via the AmeriCorps site HERE .

Traditional Technology Weekend, August 9&10

The weekend of August 9th and 10th, experience traditional tools, technologies, language and art of Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia River. As part of our annual Artist-In-Residence series, on August 9th local artist’s Local artists Greg Robinson (Chinook Indian Nation) and Greg Archuleta (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) will be in the Plankhouse demonstrating and exhibiting Chinookan art, basketry, carving and First Foods. Justin Robinson (Chinook Indian Nation) will be teaching and sharing Chinuk Wawa, the heritage language of Chinookan Peoples. On August 10th we will expand our gaze to explore technologies that have been used by Chinookan people and human ancestors around the globe such as archery, atlatl throwing, flintknapping (making arrowheads and other stone tools) and making fire by friction. Greg Robinson, Greg Archuleta, and Justin Robinson will also be in the house showcasing traditional art and language of Chinookan people. There will also be special activities for children all day. Participation in many of these demonstrations is encouraged!August 2014 flyer

Summer Habitat Restoration Events

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Night Hikes Begin June 13th! 

Moonlight Hikes Summer2014Now Accepting Entries for the 2014 Photo Contest

Click on the image to go to the Photo Contest Page2014 photo contest promo

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


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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