Cathlapotle Plankhouse Spring Celebration

Spring has arrived at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Join us for our annual opening of the Plankhouse April 16th from 12-4pm. Learn more about spring time foods of the Chinookan Peoples and the seasonal round of Cathlapotle village life.

PH April Opening 2017

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Two guided hikes will be led by refuge naturalists. The first hike will be a family friendly hike about oak trees and wildlife (1:00 – 2:00 PM). The second is open to anyone interested in birding and will focus on bird language and identification by sound (3:00 – 5:00 PM).

The Plankhouse will be open from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Explore hands-on displays inside the Plankhouse, sample stinging nettle tea, and enjoy children’s activities throughout the day.



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