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    • January 25, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, 7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400, Hillsboro OR

    Interested in volunteering for amphibian egg mass surveys at the refuge? Attend this joint training held by the Wetlands Conservancy on January 25th from 9:30am to 12:00pm. IMPORTANT: This training will be held at Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District building (7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400, Hillsboro OR), NOT at the refuge. 


    Registration required at the link below:
    https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/GVEN6WBmD5iZ9LTXVrdKtQ


    Questions? Contact Sarah

    • January 25, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Tigard Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Tigard Public Library (13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR 97223).

    Animals abound at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, although they can be difficult to see in the wild. Come see what lives on the refuge by inspecting pelts and skulls of local wildlife. Learn their adaptions for different habitats, and the differences between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.

    • January 28, 2020
    • November 24, 2020
    • 11 sessions
    • 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 6:45. Public welcome.
    • February 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006

    Interested in volunteering for amphibian egg mass surveys at the refuge? Attend this joint training held by Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation on February 1st from 9:00am to 12:00pm. IMPORTANT: This training will be held at Tualatin Hills Nature Park (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006), NOT at the refuge. 

    Registration required at the link below:

    https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1425132925&OR=1


    Questions? Contact Sarah

    • February 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    Join us from 10:00-12:00 for free activities and crafts in our environmental education classroom. Come explore the animals and plants that call our Refuge home. All ages welcome, hosted indoors in our Visitor Center. Themes will rotate on a monthly basis.

    No registration required for this drop in program, stay as long or short as you like within the two hour time frame.

    • February 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140


    • February 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    February 6th   our guest speaker and presenter is   Rebecca Benoit.  Rebecca is an award-winning photographer and Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom. She has been teaching photography since 2002 for private groups and clients as well as for Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Sherwood Foundation for the Arts and several other camera clubs and Meetup groups. She is an Assistant Organizer for the Portland Vancouver Photography and Women Learning Photography Together Meetup groups in Portland. Her photography has been shown in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Rebecca has agreed to do a presentation on photo editing using Lightroom.

    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.

    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • February 07, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Come join us with hands on learning and a night walk to get to know more about 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. Recommended for older children and active adults. This hike requires ability to walk for 2 miles.

    • February 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 28
    Register

    Join us for the first planting event at Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge! Break ground at our new refuge and plant several different riparian species at the edge of the lake bed. Plan to meet and park at 11287 SW Spring Hill Rd, Gaston, OR 97119. More details about parking to follow in an email. Bring appropriate layers and shoes that can get dirty. Gloves, tools, snacks, and water will be provided. 

    If you are a new volunteer for Tualatin River, please print out and complete this volunteer form to bring to the planting event. 

    *Please note that this event is weather dependent as flooding of the sight is possible; please check this website within 24 hours of the planting to ensure the most updated information. In the event of a cancellation, all registrants will be emailed as well.


    • February 11, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sherwood Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Sherwood Public Library (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140).

    Learn to distinguish reptile from amphibian, decipher fact from frog tale, and make your own origami hopping frog to take home. Discover why amphibians are such important environmental indicators as well as many of the interesting adaptations they have for aquatic life.

    • February 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 12
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is ducks!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • February 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 5
    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 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge
    • 28
    Register

    Join us for a planting event at Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge! Break ground at our new refuge and plant several different riparian species at the edge of the lake bed. Plan to meet and park at 11287 SW Spring Hill Road. More details about parking to follow in an email. Bring appropriate layers and shoes that can get dirty. Gloves, tools, snacks, and water will be provided. 

    If you are a new volunteer for Tualatin River, please print out and complete this volunteer form to bring to the planting event. 

    *Please note that this event is weather dependent as flooding of the sight is possible; please check this website within 24 hours of the planting to ensure the most updated information. In the event of a cancellation, all registrants will be emailed as well.

    • February 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 7
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is ducks!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • February 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 50
    Register

    Join us for a planting on the Refuge! Be a part of the Chicken Creek restoration project and help plant riparian species! Meet at the flagpole, all tools will be provided. Hope to see you there!

    If you are a new volunteer for Tualatin River, please print out and complete this volunteer form to bring to the planting event.

    • February 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Newberg Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Newberg Public Library (503 E Hancock St, Newberg, OR 97132).

    Flock on over to learn about Wild Waterfowl. Interact with waterfowl specimens such as feathers, eggs, and replica skulls. Try on a pair of wings and take flight playing our waterfowl migration game. See what these animals provide for the ecosystem, and the challenges they face during migration.

    • February 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    Join us for a special planting in partnership with Friends of Trees! Be a part of the Chicken Creek restoration project and help plant riparian species. Since Friends of Trees will be leading this event, please head to the Friends of Trees website to register. Click on the Feb. 29th planting event at Tualatin River NWR and fill out the required form. Also note that minors need to fill out a youth waiver. 

    Plan to meet and park at 16030 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Sherwood, OR 97140. Shuttles will be provided to transport to the refuge. All tools and snacks will be provided.

    Hope to see you there!

    • March 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    Join us from 10:00-12:00 for free activities and crafts in our environmental education classroom. Come explore the animals and plants that call our Refuge home. All ages welcome, hosted indoors in our Visitor Center. Themes will rotate on a monthly basis.

    No registration required for this drop in program, stay as long or short as you like within the two hour time frame.

    • March 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    March 5th our guest speaker and presenter is Susan Dimock.  Susan Dimock is a retired clinical social worker and psychotherapist who quickly channeled her energy into a second career as a fine art nature and travel photographer. Based in Bandon, Oregon, she specializes in wildlife and seascape images of the coast where she and her husband have lived for 16 years. Her travel images of Oregon are seen throughout the world in print and in on-line publications due to her tourism contract work and her affiliation with Circles in the Sand of Bandon. 

    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.


    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • March 10, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sherwood Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Sherwood Public Library (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140).

    Plants a plenty! Discover which plants on the Refuge are native and which are pesky intruders while learning why natives are so important to our ecosystems. Play a pollinator matching game, discover how to identify some of the native plants here on the refuge, or take home your own native wildflowers and grasses seed ball.

    • March 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 16
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is eagles!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • March 14, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 50
    Register

    Help with restoration projects around the Refuge! Join us to remove invasive species and assist in other biological restoration. Meet at the flagpole in front of the visitor center. Tools, gloves, snacks, and water will be provided.

    • March 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 23
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is eagles!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • March 24, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Newberg Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Newberg Public Library (503 E Hancock St, Newberg, OR 97132).

    How do bees help people to survive? How can a beetle help a plant to reproduce? Much of the planet’s flowering plants rely on pollinators for survival, including the plants that produce 75% of the crops people eat. Learn all about pollinators and how important they are to the planet's ecosystems.

    • April 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    • April 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    April 2nd   our guest speaker and presenter is Jennifer Costello. She has been a wedding and portrait photographer for 18 years, capturing 500+ weddings and 200+ portraits. In 2011, Jennifer created Portland Photo Tour as a different way to learn photography than was traditionally being offered. Since then, she has had the pleasure of instructing 2000+ students and still counting!  Jennifer offered to teach a class on the more  technical aspects of photography, camera settings, etc. If you want to take control over your camera instead of relying on automatic settings, you should attend!


    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.


    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • April 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 23
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is the Canada Goose!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • April 11, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 50
    Register


    • April 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 25
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is the Canada Goose!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • April 15, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sherwood Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Sherwood Public Library (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140).

    How do bees help people to survive? How can a beetle help a plant to reproduce? Much of the planet’s flowering plants rely on pollinators for survival, including the plants that produce 75% of the crops people eat. Learn all about pollinators and how important they are to people and ecosystems worldwide.

    • May 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 25
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is frogs!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • May 19, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 25
    Register

    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.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is frogs!

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

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • October 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    October 1st Our guest speaker and presenter is Mike Dimock.

     “Back in the early days the medium format film camera I used limited me to working with landscapes. Once I was unencumbered and found the flexibility of more modern equipment I found that I really was more interested in photographing wildlife than landscapes. While I love working great sunsets or waterfalls, it is lying in the mud trying to work with a small shorebird or sitting in a meadow with a Savannah Sparrow that really gets me going.” 

    Mike offered to focus his presentation on shorebirds.

    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.


    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.




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    19255 SW Pacific Hwy
    Sherwood OR 97140

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