Wings Over Willapa

Saturday, September 29, 2018, join us for our inaugural Wings Over Willapa Festival! We’re celebrating Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with a day full of classes, workshops, guided tours and more. Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting acquainted with the great outdoors, nature lovers of all ages are sure to find plenty to do. […]

Tarlatt Trail Maintenance Outing

Saturday, March 17. Join the Trails team and volunteers for the first outing of 2018 at Tarlatt for Spring Cleaning! Contact Susan, Friends’ Trail Coordinator, for more details. From 9 a.m. Meet at PUD on Sandridge.  For Friends’ members only.

Rollin’ for the Refuge: Bunco Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 27,  join us for a fun evening of Bunco, tacos, and beer! Help raise money to support Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Money raised supports environmental education, restoration efforts, scholarships, community outreach, and the new visitor’s center. Tuesday, March 27 6:00pm to approx. 8:30pm North Jetty Brewing, Seaview, WA Cost is only […]

Leadbetter Point Christmas Bird Count

The weather co-operated for the Christmas Bird Count at Leadbetter Point on December 16, 2017. With over 100 species and over 24,000 birds tallied, it was an incredible day. Several of the Friends members participated, with Robert Sudar of the Willapa Hills Audubon Society along with his son, Sam Sudar, compiling the results. The report […]

Adventures in the Falkland Islands

Travel study is one of the best ways to learn about wildlife and wildlife behaviour whether on the Refuge or in far-away places. Dr. Madeline Kalbach, a Friends’ Board Member, was lucky enough to go on travel study with the University of Calgary for three weeks in October and November 2017. The first two weeks […]

Junior Duck Stamp Program

Do you have kids in kindergarten through twelfth grade? Are they interested in science, nature and art? Get them involved in the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program! Since 1998, the Junior Duck Stamp Program has taught thousands of kids about ducks, geese and swans and the wetlands where they live. The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge want to […]