Category Archives: Announcements

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naming of Diamond City

Thanks to Sandra Tellvik, we have more information about Diamond City, a long ago living site on the north end of Long Island. From a South Bend Journal article, dated March 8, 1895, the following is probably the most accurate description of the origin of Diamond City’s name. The story was authored by W. C. […]

Long Island Photos

  “Long Island is a magical place on the Refuge and we look forward to sharing that experience with Friends members annually.  This year’s expedition was made even more remarkable when former Congressman Don Bonker, who was instrumental to saving the ancient cedar grove, joined the hike to the trail named in his honor.”  Jackie […]

Long Island History

Long Island Facts continued: Thirteen thousand five hundred years ago the Bretz floods carved a passage from the Columbia River to Willapa Bay at Bear River. Evidence of this in the form of quartzite, fossil wood and agates carried from east of the Cascades may be found on the beachs. Gravel for the Ocean Beach […]