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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!



The Friends and the Refuge are planning exciting events for 2023, including birding events in May and June, a members-only barge trip to Long Island in August, hikes on the Refuge, and the Wings Over Willapa Festival from September 22nd through the 24th. 

Check our Events Calendar frequently for updates. Also, subscribe to our newsletter for more information.

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Environmental Education

The Refuge Explorers program for 4th grade students returns this year at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and we need your help! Join us March – May 2023! Volunteers are an integral part of this program, helping to connect students with nature.


The Friends have many ongoing projects. Learn more about our Natural Resource Center, Convergence Art Table Project, and our Scholarship Program and how you can help.

Plan Your Visit to Willapa Refuge

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is over 17,000 acres of tidelands, temperate rainforest, ocean beaches, and small streams. It also includes several rare remnants of old growth coastal cedar forest.

Want to keep up on Friends of Willapa news and events?

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