Conservation Education Support
The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting refuge programs and enhancing awareness and appreciation of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Come explore the unique and beautiful wildlife areas in Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties that comprise the refuge complex!
As part of celebrating the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge’s 20th anniversary, we asked you in a previous newsletter to answer the question: What does the Refuge mean to me? We are delighted to share here a piece of what three respondents wrote. To see their full responses, click here.
Gretchen Dixon: The Willapa Refuge has always been a welcome landmark in my memories of growing up on the peninsula. I spent the first five years of life looking over at Long Island from our oyster plant.
Keith Neal: What the refuge means to me is “solitude in nature.”
Rebecca Lexa: Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is an exceptionally biodiverse set of biomes—which is to say it has a lot going on for it, ecologically speaking!