Spring Volunteer Training Schedule

Whether you want to work with students and the public to spread the conservation message, teach about local indigenous culture, or get your hands dirty doing habitat work, this training will show you how local refuges manage habitat and inspire people.  This four part interactive series will include presentations, activities, and field trips.  Topics being developed may include major restoration techniques such as fire management, oak restoration, wetland and field conservation for waterfowl, and floodplain restoration in the Gorge.  Local indigenous culture and the long history of habitat conservation by First Peoples will be explored through the Cathlapotle Plankhouse.  Species specific presentations and tours of the Refuge will highlight the wildlife that benefit from these activities and communication techniques to share this great work with our surrounding communities.

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ridgefield & Steigerwald Lake NWRs

March 31- Ridgefield NWR
What Makes a Refuge Unique

April 7- Steigerwald Lake NWR
Connecting People to Nature

April 14- Ridgefield NWR
Culture & Tech of the Lower Columbia

April 21- Steigerwald Lake NWR

Wetlands & Wildlife

For more information and to sign up email: RidgefieldVolunteer@fws.gov

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