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.
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.
Volunteer: Kids in the Creek Field Days at Entiat NFHMay 5-7, 2015
Greetings Resource Partners and Volunteers! Yes, it is that time of year again. We are busy getting ready for the 23rd annual Kids in the Creek and want to make sure you have the opportunity to choose the station at which you volunteer.
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!
We are the only species which, when it chooses to do so, will go to great effort to save what it might destroy.
~ Wallace Stegner