Category Archives: Announcements

8 April

Board Meetings & Community Outreach April 8, 2017,  10:00 a.m.   |   Pacific County PUD – 95th and Sandridge The board meeting is open to all. Come and be a part of building a really great 2016, and learn how we are contributing to the vision a master plan of the Refuge.   Mark your […]

Spring Migration Tour

Date TBA Sign up now for an amazing spring migration tour! Featuring whales, seabirds, a boat excursion and lunch at the Tokeland Hotel. There is room for 50 registrants. The boat excursion and lunch cost $55 per person for Friends of Willapa Refuge members, $65 for non-members. We will meet at the Westport N. Parking […]

Meet Lauren

  Introducing Lauren Goodmiller, Environmental Ed./Outreach Coordinator. Lauren, who comes to the Friends with a background in environmental education, natural resources management, and environmental law, will be helping us with this year’s 4th grade EE program and outreach efforts. Hailing from the San Francisco area and most recently from Hawaii, she is now residing in […]

Education Programs

Environmental Education Program The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge wants kids to learn how to get involved in the natural world right in their back yards. The Environmental Education Program is designed to do just that. This year the program will visit nine classrooms in six schools in Pacific County. Through this program,  fourth grade students […]


FWNWR has adopted the section of Highway 101 (milepost 23-25) to clean up trash and maintain a pristine environment around our refuge headquarters. Spring & Fall dates – May 4 and October 8 at 10 a.m.  Our efforts could use your help;  join our e-list (below) to be notified of dates.

Leadbetter Birding

Snowy Plovers and Owls are just a few of the bountiful species of birds you can see as you hike the miles of trails in the park. Moving through as many as five ecosystems is common.