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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!
Time to start holiday shopping while supporting a great cause! The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge's 2018 Calendar is here, and this year's calendar features the winning photos of our annual photo contest and will be on pre-sale through November 28th, 2017. The calendars are only $16 during pre-sale, and all proceeds go to support our mission! Whether as a holiday gift for loved ones, or a functional keepsake for yourself, your purchase helps support our public lands, protecting wildlife and the history of our area, in perpetuity.
The Chinook name for Blue Jay is pronounced "skees skees". In the Chinook stories Blue Jay was a nearly omnipotent character at a time when the world was occupied by the animal/people. Order this shirt in any style! From a sweatshirt, t-shirt, tank top or onesie- get this design however you like! Proceeds from these shirts goes directly to support the unique and diverse programs of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, from the animals and the trees to the Cathlapotle Plankhouse and the volunteers who make it all happen- we couldn't do it without you.
Do you love vultures, bluegrass music, or supporting a good cause? Then come get the BirdFest & Bluegrass Button design on a t-shirt, sweatshirt, tank top, and more! Proceeds go to fund this wonderful family event, and the unique habitat and education programs on the refuge! Online only, get yours today!
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