The following listings are for Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Limited space is available. Sign up for any of the listed walks by calling the Ridgefield Office at (360) 887-4106 or emailing Josie Finley at email@example.com with the number in your party and contact info. Other groups that may be offering guided hikes are; Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards, Backyard Birdshop, Vancouver Audubon, Portland Audubon, and the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge.
We have a new bird walk leader!
Robert has been an avid birdwatcher for many years. Last year he moved from Michigan where he led bird walks as the was President of the Holland Audubon Club. At present, he volunteers for Ridgefield NWR greeting people on the auto tour route and does bird surveys for the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.
Join Robert on the Oaks to Wetlands trail at the Carty Unit on the following Saturdays. The walk will start at 8 am and last 2 to 3 hours depending on participant interest. An optional extension of the tour will go to the Port of Ridgefield to look at birds on Carty Lake from the Port property.
Space is limited to 15 participants. Please sign up in advance. Groups signing up at once are limited to 4 people to ensure space is left for others. (Exceptions can be made, please email or call with questions.)
Saturday, March 14th
**Bird walks are free but subject to the $3 entrance fee. Please give yourself an extra 10 minutes to pay your fee or register your pass number.**
See the flyer and more here: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/news/naturalist-led-hikes/
There is always work to do, and we need your help to do it!
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Habitat Restoration 9 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesdays & 2nd Saturdays
Meeting location at the Carty Unit, 28908 NW Main Ave, in the lower parking lot next to the bathrooms. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays: 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays: 4, 11, 18, 25
HELP RESTORE HABITAT ON THE REFUGE
You are invited to make a difference on your local wildlife refuge! Join us to protect the rebuild native habitat on the Refuge through blackberry removal and tree caging. Volunteering will also give you the opportunity to remove barbed wire fencing to prevent wildlife injury and death. We provide snacks and beverages. All work days are rain or shine. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Gloves and eye protection provided. Arrive early to sign paperwork.
For all work days: We provide snacks, coffee, and water. All work days are rain or shine. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Gloves and eye protection are provided. Arrive early to sign paperwork.
Parent/Guardian signature required for those under 18.
See the flyer, and more: https://ridgefieldfriends.org/news/restore-habitat/