Engaging Event Series Presented by the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge!

Sponsored in part by Columbia Credit Union 

The 2014 Series will delve into the diverse theme of how local waterways have been used through time, and will consist of four entertaining and informative evenings focusing on topics that center on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. We invite you to attend, listen, and mingle with distinguished lecturers and other community members.

“Since man has lived in this area, the waterways have been a source for living, trading, and pleasure,” said Russell Roseberry, Board President of the Friends of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. “We intend to follow emerging usage of our waterways, from the Columbia River to the Refuge, through to present day.”

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2014 Natural History Series Schedule:

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 – Canoes and the Lifeway’s of the Indigenous People of the Mid-Lower Columbia River - Dr. Cameron Smith, Professor of Anthropology; Portland State University.
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 – Waterways as Trade Routes – the Hudson Bay Company’s History in and around the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge - Dr. Doug Wilson, National Park Service, Fort Vancouver.
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 – The Modern River - A panel including Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, others to be determined.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Native American art presentation -  details to be confirmed.

The Friends will use this series for both education and fundraising, with an amazing Raffle item at each event. Funds raised will provide for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the Plankhouse’s many programs, activities, and events that thousands of visitors enjoy each year.

All presentations are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Old Liberty Theater, 113 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. Cost is $10 for Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge members, and $15 for nonmembers.

Evening Programs will follow this schedule:
6:30pm Doors open
7:15pm Presentation begins

Refreshments will be available for purchase from The Old Liberty Theatre