The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit dedicated to promoting educational programs of the Ridgefield NWR, and protecting and enhancing it’s wildlife habitat. The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge offers a beautiful natural environment for exploring and bird watching, a Chinookan style Plankhouse for connecting with our regions First Peoples, community events, and opportunities to get involved in habitat restoration programs. Thank you for your interest in Friends of Ridgefield NWR. We hope to see you at the refuge soon!
Become a member or renew your membership now. Stay up to date on Friends and Refuge happenings by reading our monthly e-newsletter on this website under the “home” tab, or by using this link and view more upcoming events at our calendar.
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Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 89824.
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Like drawing or painting wildlife? Up for a challenge? Enter the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest! The annual contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp education program, but ANY K-12 student can apply! In Washington State, art entries are due by March 15, 2016.
For curriculum information, entry and reference forms, visit: http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/
or contact the Washington State coordinator:
Michael Schramm, Nisqually NWR, (360) 753-9467,
Get outside and make a difference for wildlife during our habitat restoration events this fall and winter. Check out the planting schedule, and contact Aiden Forsi with questions or to RSVP for events.
The Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge was honored recently when Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, designated it as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Stewards. Designation as a Preserve America Steward provides national recognition for programs that successfully use volunteers to help care for our historic and cultural heritage. Benefits include use of the Preserve America logo on educational and promotional materials and listing in a Web-based directory that showcases the Friends volunteer efforts to care for important historic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. For more information visit www.achp.gov and www.preserveamerica.gov.
Head to www.portridgefield.org to see what our neighbors are up to, and their plans for the town.
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.