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We need your support to grow Friends programs – nature education, wildlife habitat restoration, and a new naturalist corps! Please become a member and receive eNews and newsletters, come to the annual membership meetings, participate as a volunteer, and help the Refuge community grow, now is the time.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following opportunities:
Drop us a line at RidgefieldVolunteer@FWS.gov to see how to get involved!
Whether you are new to volunteering with us or you have been helping us for a long time, these webinars will update you on current happenings, remind you of what is unique about each local refuge in our management unit, and show you what you need to know to have a fun and safe volunteer experience.
Getting to Know Your Local Refuges presented by Deputy Project Leader Eric Anderson
Link to Recording
First Peoples of the Lower Columbia presented by Cathlapotle Plankhouse Director Sarah Hill
Link to Recording
Benefits of Being a Volunteer (2016 version) presented by Park Ranger Josie Finley
Making Volunteering Safe and Fun presented by Park Ranger Josie Finley
*Note: The webinar audio gets static about minute 6. You can fast forward to 9min 30sec to pick it back up.
Our Habitat Restoration Team is always on the lookout for new folks to help out with various habitat and biological projects around the Refuge. Volunteers meet Wednesdays from 9AM-12PM. Contact Habitat Restoration Coordinator Keith Rutz at Keith_Rutz@fws.gov or call (360) 887-3883 for more information.
The Ridgefield Lions club has been a tremendous supporter of the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, offering sponsorship as well as volunteer hours and providing vendor services at BirdFest. As a thank you to them, the Friends like to offer some volunteer time to help them during their big events. The next Lions Event … Continue reading Volunteer Recruitment- Upcoming Lion’s Event