Events

Cathlapotle Plankhouse July Second Sunday

The Plankhouse is open from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. House tours, kids activities, and naturalist guided walks are included with every event. These events are free with refuge admission. Stop by any time between 12 and 4!

SRZ-2429(smaller)Learn about human and oak relationships, rare oak habitat at the Refuge, and how you can help these ecosystems. The Plankhouse will be open from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. House tours, kids activities, and naturalist guided walks are included with every event. These events are free with refuge admission. Stop by any time between 12 and 4!

Have you ever eaten an acorn muffin? Made ink from an oak gall? Touched a 400 year old tree? If not, visit the Plankhouse at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to discover the benefits of Oregon white oak habitats.

12:30 PM – Presentation: Wildlife and Oaks
Explore the variety of wildlife at the Refuge that depends on oak habitats
1:30 PM – Presentation: Building Backyard Oak Habitat
Learn about regional oak conservation efforts & how you can start building oak habitat in your back yard!
2:00 PM – Naturalist Guided Walk “Oaks of Cathlapotle”
Discover the relationship that the people of Cathlapotle had with oaks, and how they managed their landscape.

Free with Refuge admission:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Ridgefield/visit/entrance_fee_and_passes.html

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Friends of Ridgefield NWR Fundraising Event!

Enjoy an Evening with the Friends of the Refuge!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Please join us for an amazing evening of Hors d’oeuvres, excellent wine & beer, & enthusiastic conversation about the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge! Our need is great; we’re counting on our incredible & generous Ridgefield & surrounding communities to help us continue our vital educational & cultural programs for kids, seniors & everyone in between! We need your help! Come see Ridgefield’s spectacular new winery and help the Friends!

Windy Hills Winery
1346 South 38th Court
Ridgefield, WA 98642

Mingling, Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres 6:00-7:00 pm

Special Presentation by the Friends 7:00-8:30 pm

Price: $25.00 per person (includes 1 drink voucher per guest)

If you cannot attend but would like to support us, click here

RSVP and Pay Here

To RSVP ‘Yes’ by mail:  (please include check or money order payable to Friends of Ridgefield NWR) 

Friends of Ridgefield NWR
Attn: Victoria Haugen, Board Secretary
P.O. Box 1022
Ridgefield, WA  98642

For questions, or if you would like an invitation sent to you by mail, please email us at victoriahaugen@yahoo.com, or call 503-927-2254.

Please Join Us to Support Our Amazing Refuge!

Summer Teacher Camp

Science & Culture: Our place through different lenses
July 24, 25, 26
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
At Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
& Water Resources Education Center

•Find out ways to bring indigenous cultures and western science into your classroom
•Participate in activities connected to NGSS and Washington State’s “Since Time Immemorial” curriculum
•Examine best practices for culturally informed environmental education
•Explore field trip options supporting workshop themes

FULL!
Contact Suzanne.Hebert@cityofvancouver.us to be added to the wait list

For more information & to sign up : Suzanne.Hebert@cityofvancouver.us
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Teacher Training 2017

Volunteer

Wednesdays and Saturdays are our habitat volunteer days!
Email Keith_Rutz@fws.gov for more info or to sign up!

Education volunteers are in high demand! Email plankhouse@gmail.com to find out more and to sign up!

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Cathlapotle Plankhouse Second Sundays

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The Plankhouse will be open from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM on each of the following days. House tours, kids activities, and naturalist guided walks are included with every event. These events are free with refuge admission. Stop by any time between 12 and 4!

July 9- Oak Appreciation Day Oregon White Oak ecosystems in the PNW are deeply connected with Indigenous Peoples. Learn about human and oak relationships, rare oak habitat at the Refuge, and how you can help these ecosystems.

August 13- Traditional Technologies Day Visit the Plankhouse and learn about tools and techniques that people in Cathlapotle, and around the world, have used since time immemorial. Learn how to throw an atlatl, shoot a bow and arrow, make friction fire, weave, see stone tools be created, and more at this hands on event!

September 10- (1:00 PM)- Traditional Ecological Knowledge & Climate Change Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield Dr. Hatfield will offer new perspectives on how traditional ecological knowledge can be brought to bear on climate change in the Pacific Northwest.

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