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 love these responses! Gretchen Dixon: The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge has always been a welcome landmark in my memories of growing up on […]
Note: For the past couple of years, volunteers with our Wings Over Willapa Festival have delighted Facebook fans with our Bird Brain Friday feature. Every Friday, we post some interesting facts about birds to educate and entertain. We’ve decided to start cross-posting them here! It’s time for Bird Brain Friday! Right now it’s nesting season […]
Wings Over Willapa, our festival celebrating the birds and other natural phenomena of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, is back for its third year! Join us September 24 – 27, 2020 for more tours, workshops, classes and other events. Registration opens summer 2020. Keep up on the news at http://www.wingsoverwillapa.org!
“Volunteering is the ultimate experience in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” (Anonymous) By definition, a volunteer is a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking, without pay; but at […]
Guest writer: Lindsey Nicolas Development and Communications Coordinator, Wildlife Center of the North Coast Plastics of all shapes and sizes are a major problem out on the landscape. Both on land and in water, the contamination is everywhere, and it keeps growing. From large, obvious plastics like shopping bags and containers, to micro-plastics buried in […]
by Susan Stauffer, Friends’ Trail Coordinator Black Bears are occasionally seen in forested locations on the Refuge as they primarily reside in forested habitats. In Washington State, it is estimated that the Black Bear population is around 25,000 to 30,000. Black Bears are omnivores, i.e., they eat both plants and animals, although their diet is […]