The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service hosts and supports a number of nature-based events and volunteer opportunities throughout the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. Browse the events below or refine your search by selecting a state in the menu to the left.
Volunteer: Tree Planting at Tualatin River NWREvery Saturday and Wednesday from January 10 to March 28, 2015
Looking for an outdoor volunteer opportunity this winter? Come join us in restoring 10 acres of the South Riverboat Unit at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge! The target is for volunteers to plant nearly 13,000 native trees and shrubs, which means we need your help to reach this ambitious goal.
Jr Duck Stamp Art Day at Tualatin River NWRMarch 7, 2015
K-12 Students are invited to draw a duck and enter the contest! Go on a "Duck Walk" with a volunteer naturalist to observe ducks and their habitats in the wild. Then work with the artist-in-residence to draw or paint a picture of your favorite duck to enter into the contest.
This activity is free. All art materials are provided by the Refuge.
Friends of Fernhill - Wetland Tree plantingMarch 21, 2015
Here is another opportunity for the whole family to contribute to important ongoing restoration work in the community. Whether you share a love for bird watching, photo taking or just hiking in the outdoors, giving back to Mother Nature is an important role citizens play everyday. Join the Friends of Fernhill, the City of Forest Grove and the Fernhill Wetlands Councilfor a Wetland tree planting activity that is good for the environment and good for the people. On Saturday, March 21st, from 9:00am to 1:00pm community members will be planing trees and improving the wetlands. Arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun!
Othello Sandhill Crane FestivalMarch 27 - 29, 2015
Experience the beauty and wonder of the natural world, highlighted by the return of Sandhill cranes to the Channeled Scablands. This three-day community event features a variety of activities, from wildlife tours and lectures on the area’s natural and cultural heritage to an art contest and children’s activities. An admission fee will be charged.
Volunteer: Cathlapotle Plankhouse at Ridgefield NWRApril 4, 2015
Love to.... Learn about other cultures, share your experiences and knowledge with others, and tell stories? Curious about.... Local Native American culture, Pacific NW history, archaeology, wildlife, and Native art? Become a volunteer at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse on Ridgefield NWR!
Klineline Kids Fishing Derby and ArcheryApril 10 & 11, 2015
There's nothing quite like the joy on a child's face when they reel in a wriggling, scaly fish. It's a connection to nature that can't be substituted with words alone. Come on down to Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Park in Vancouver, WA and share this joy with the anglers of tomorrow.
Carson NFH Kid's Free Fishing DaySat. Sept. 12, 2015
Connect with nature and your kids at Carson National Fish Hatchery's Free Fishing Day. Learn skills from our experienced staff and keep your catch! Free and open to the public!
The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.
~ Gifford Pinchot