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What Does the Refuge Mean to me?

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 […]

Bird Brain Friday (A Little Late!)

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 […]

The Joys of Volunteering

“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 […]