Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Location

28908 NW Main Avenue
Ridgefield
,
Washington
98642
,
US

Important Venue Notes

River 'S' Unit's address is: 1071 S Hilhurst Rd, Ridgefield WA 98642

Website

Description

Habitat restoration involves work in the mud: planting, digging, pulling, clipping, cutting, hiking, carrying, and fun! We add and subtract, dig and fill, pump water in and pump water out, for the betterment of our land. And sometimes, it isn’t muddy!

Future Events

- No events -

Past Events

Saturday
Jul
1
2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4pm through Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 4pm
4pm through Saturday, September 9 at 4pm
Last summer, thanks to the hard work of over 95 individual volunteers, we pulled close to 24,000 ricefield bulrush (schoenoplectus mucronatus) plants in our efforts to eradicate this Class A (Washington State) invasive species. It is back! If you are interested in a great opportunity to learn wetland plants, meet like-minded folks, experience ecological restoration first hand, and have fun outdoors this summer, we need you. We will meet every Wednesday and Saturday at 9 am in the River 'S' Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge through the middle of September. Wear long pants, rubber boots if you have them, and bring sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. We provide the tools (and some boots to borrow if necessary), snacks, and water. We end our work parties around 12:30 pm. Bring your friends and family. For more information, please email sean_davis@fws.gov.
Wednesday
Jun
28
2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 9am-12:30pm
9am-12:30pm
You provide a little sweat, we provide the snacks, the tools, and the fun! Become part of a team that not only gets to shape our refuge but also make a visible difference to the important species it supports. Sometimes our volunteers even get to venture to parts of the Refuge that are closed to the public. And, as with all our volunteer opportunities, come meet some new people and commune with nature! We host Wednesday Work Parties every Wednesday. Feel free to drop in once, or every week.
Wednesday
Apr
26
2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9am-12:30pm
9am-12:30pm
You provide a little sweat, we provide the snacks, the tools, and the fun! Unlike other volunteer opportunities on the Refuge, with habitat restoration work, you can join us once, or again and again. Become part of a team that not only gets to shape our refuge but also make a visible difference to the important species it supports. Sometimes our volunteers even get to venture to parts of the Refuge that are closed to the public. And, as with all our volunteer opportunities, come meet some new people and commune with nature! We host Wednesday Work Parties every Wednesday. Feel free to drop in once, or every week.
Wednesday
Apr
12
2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 9am-12:30pm
9am-12:30pm
You provide a little sweat, we provide the snacks, the tools, and the fun! Unlike other volunteer opportunities on the Refuge, with habitat restoration work, you can join us once, or again and again. Become part of a team that not only gets to shape our refuge but also make a visible difference to the important species it supports. Sometimes our volunteers even get to venture to parts of the Refuge that are closed to the public. And, as with all our volunteer opportunities, come meet some new people and commune with nature! We host Wednesday Work Parties every Wednesday. Feel free to drop in once, or every week.