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    • September 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
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    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

     

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own. Each date offers a different theme, so Puddle Stompers are encouraged to visit on multiple days.

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact the Friends Environmental Education Specialist Seth Winkelhake or call (503)625-5944.

     

    • September 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    Come to the refuge and help us weed our bio-swale! Learn about native plants and why bioswales are so important. 

    Wear appropriate clothing for working in the dirt and sun. Make sure you bring water!

    No prior experience required.

    For any addition questions please contact  Tualatinriver@fws.gov

    • September 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood OR 97140
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    Registration required. Please register as soon as possible to assist us with meal planning.

    All Friends Members are invited to attend our annual meeting and associated activities. New members are welcome to join at the door and attend all activities.

    Not a member yet? Join now!

    For questions or registration assistance, please contact us at (503) 625-5944 ext227 or info@friendsoftualatinrefuge.org.

    Schedule of Activities


    9:00    
    Breakfast 

    Share a Continental breakfast and camaraderie with other members.

    9:45    Friends Business Meeting

    During the meeting we will elect Board members and announce Volunteers of the Year.

    10:30   Walk and Talk : A Guided Tour of Wapato Lake NWR with Refuge Staff

    Refuge staff will give a guided tour of the Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Gaston , Oregon. We will carpool to Gaston, where Refuge staff will talk about restoration and public use projects planned for this Refuge. Find out first-hand what will be happening over the next year and how you can get involved in this restoration effort.

    We will depart from the Visitor Center for the 40 minute drive to Gaston. The walk will last about one hour. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes as the terrain may be uneven. 

    Enjoy a behind-the-scenes walk and learn more about YOUR Refuge!
    • September 25, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood OR 97140
    The FOR September Board meeting will be replaced by the Friends of the Refuge Annual Meeting on September 22, 2018. The next FOR Board meeting will be October 23, 2018. The FOR Board meets on  the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Riparian Room at the Wildlife Center. Social at 6:30 followed by a business meeting at 7:00. Public welcome.
    • October 13, 2018
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    Looking to get involved on the refuge and want to get your hands dirty? Come out to our Second Saturday Restoration Work Party! Each month we pick an activity such as caring for trees, planting, removing invasive species, maintaining trails, etc.

    We meet at 8:45 am at Refuge HQ and then head to our work site at 9:00am, with work wrapping up at 12:00. These work parties are a great opportunity to see portions of the refuge that are closed to the public, as well as a great way to get an understanding of what's going on at the refuge from the Field level. 

    Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Email Biological Technician Sarah Williams Brown at Sarah_Williamsbrown@fws.gov with any questions. Hope to see you there!


    • October 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 12
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    Whooooo goes there?

    Join the refuge's owl enthusiast Seth Winkelhake and get to know this outstanding hunter. Owls remind us that nature is still very active after the sun goes down. During this night hike you'll learn about the different owls who call the Refuge home and their mysterious nocturnal lives. You'll explore their habitat and learn about their amazing adaptations for life at night.

    Flashlights provided.

    For more information e-mail Tualatinriver@fws.gov
    • October 23, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood OR 97140
    The FOR Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Riparian Room at the Wildlife Center. Social at 6:30 followed by a business meeting at 7:00. Public welcome.
    • October 27, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 90
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    What is in an owl pellet? How do bats find their food?

    Come find the answers to these questions and more as you experience the nighttime wonders of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. This free family event will feature indoor hands-on activities, night walks, and fun surprises! 

    Kids, dress up as your favorite animal!

    Night walks will start at 6 PM and will go every 15 minutes until 8 PM. Sign up when you arrive. Limited space available, spots available until filled.

    Adult supervision required for event. Registration is not required. 

    For more information or questions, please email Tualatinriver@fws.gov 


    • October 30, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 14
    Register
    Whooooo goes there?

    Join the refuge's owl enthusiast Seth Winkelhake and get to know this outstanding hunter. Owls remind us that nature is still very active after the sun goes down. During this night hike you'll learn about the different owls who call the Refuge home and their mysterious nocturnal lives. You'll explore their habitat and learn about their amazing adaptations for life at night.

    Flashlights provided.

    For more information e-mail Tualatinriver@fws.gov
    • November 10, 2018
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    Looking to get involved on the refuge and want to get your hands dirty? Come out to our Second Saturday Restoration Work Party! Each month we pick an activity such as caring for trees, planting, removing invasive species, maintaining trails, etc.

    We meet at 8:45 am at Refuge HQ and then head to our work site at 9:00am, with work wrapping up at 12:00. These work parties are a great opportunity to see portions of the refuge that are closed to the public, as well as a great way to get an understanding of what's going on at the refuge from the Field level. 

    Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Email Biological Technician Sarah Williams Brown at Sarah_Williamsbrown@fws.gov with any questions. Hope to see you there!


    • November 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 14
    Register
    Whooooo goes there?

    Join the refuge's owl enthusiast Seth Winkelhake and get to know this outstanding hunter. Owls remind us that nature is still very active after the sun goes down. During this night hike you'll learn about the different owls who call the Refuge home and their mysterious nocturnal lives. You'll explore their habitat and learn about their amazing adaptations for life at night.

    Flashlights provided.

    For more information e-mail Tualatinriver@fws.gov
    • November 27, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 14
    Register
    Whooooo goes there?

    Join the refuge's owl enthusiast Seth Winkelhake and get to know this outstanding hunter. Owls remind us that nature is still very active after the sun goes down. During this night hike you'll learn about the different owls who call the Refuge home and their mysterious nocturnal lives. You'll explore their habitat and learn about their amazing adaptations for life at night.

    Flashlights provided.

    For more information e-mail Tualatinriver@fws.gov
    • November 27, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood OR 97140
    The FOR Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Riparian Room at the Wildlife Center. Social at 6:30 followed by a business meeting at 7:00. Public welcome.
    • December 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 14
    Register

    Join us for the "how to's" of waterfowl watching. Build your skills with bird watching tools and tips, practice identifying waterfowl and then venture out on the Refuge to see them in the wild! Please bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them.  Loaners will be available.  This event is open to all skill levels.  

    For more information e-mail tualatinriver@fws.gov

     

    • January 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 14
    Register

    Join us for the "how to's" of waterfowl watching. Build your skills with bird watching tools and tips, practice identifying waterfowl and then venture out on the Refuge to see them in the wild! Please bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them.  Loaners will be available.  This event is open to all skill levels.  

    For more information e-mail tualatinriver@fws.gov

     

    • February 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 14
    Register

    Join us for the "how to's" of waterfowl watching. Build your skills with bird watching tools and tips, practice identifying waterfowl and then venture out on the Refuge to see them in the wild! Please bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them.  Loaners will be available.  This event is open to all skill levels.  

    For more information e-mail tualatinriver@fws.gov

     



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    19255 SW Pacific Hwy
    Sherwood OR 97140

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