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- Cathlapotle Plankhouse
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.
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