Category Archives: Announcements

EE Thank You

As a first year co-director I stood in awe of our seasoned veterans. Their ability to teach and their knowledge of the Refuge wildlife fine-tuned my science with facts, stories, wit and good advice. It was also a pleasure to reach out to others in our area and include them in this dynamic program. AmeriCorps […]

June Trails Report

Trails Report Continued Next up in the future will be surveying and maintaining Teal Slough, in addition to assisting in any other maintenance needs of the Cutthroat Trail, hiking up to Greenhead Slough to clean up garbage in the area. Clean up of garbage along Sandridge on the west end of the South Bay unit […]

Long Island Excursion

Beautiful pendants by Karen Hoch. See them at the Garlic Festival. All proceeds go to the Friends of Willapa Refuge. Long Island Excursion Everyone anticipating the barge excursion to Long Island on July 22 should watch their in-box during the week of June 19 for registration information. Registration is for members only, on a first […]

Newsletter Archive

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Remembering Ben

Ben impressed me as a reincarnation of the spirit of President Teddy Roosevelt. Just as Teddy championed both hunting and wildlife conservation efforts, Ben excelled in pursuing a variety of both hunting and environmental activities. He was recognized as an expert in the field of waterfowl migration, and chaired the Washington Governor’s migratory waterfowl season-setting […]

April Trails Report

APRIL, 2017 TRAILS & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE REPORT by: Susan A. Stauffer, Trails Coordinator Our Trails Group has been active in April, 2017 on the Refuge. We had a great sunny day on April 21 when we went to Tarlatt (South Bay Unit). We cleared the brush below the violet/green swallow nest boxes on 85th Street […]

Refuge Report

Refuge Report From the April 8 Board Meeting minutes From the April 8 Board Meeting MinutesThe Willapa National Wildlife Refuge has received formal WHSRN (Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network) approval which will make us WHSRN’s 97th site. The dedication is scheduled for May 13 at the Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Snowy plover signs are posted […]

Trails Report

2017 TRAILS & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE REPORT by: Susan A. Stauffer, Trails Coordinator We are happy to report that the Friends have an active Trails Group that is responsible for surveying trails and performing light trial maintenance. In 2017 our duties expanded to include garbage clean-up of the Refuge lands and the maintenance of the Friends portion […]

2017 Long Island Excursion

Saturday, July 22, 2017   We  are  delighted  to  once  again  host the member’s only annual Barge Trip to Long Island! Special invitation and registration information for Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge members! This is a MEMBERS ONLY event, but if you are not currently a member and want to qualify to go on this unique […]