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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!


February 10 and 11 - Click the link below now to register for the entertaining and educational How to Help Birds Presentation and morning bird walk!

The Friends and the Refuge are planning exciting events for 2023, including birding events in February and May, a 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.

View our Events Calendar

Environmental Education

The Refuge and the Friends offer an environmental education program for all Pacific County 4th graders. Our goals are to develop children’s knowledge of the natural world and to inspire stewardship. This science-based program offers classroom lessons, followed by a field trip to the Refuge. We also hope that they bring their families to the Refuge later to discover its wonders.


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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