News Release

March 24, 2012

Willamette Valley Refuge Temporarily Closed due to Flooding

Media Contacts:
Sallie Gentry, (541) 757-7236

Snag Boat Bend Unit is restricting the access to humans but birds and geese are more than welcome

The Snag Boat Bend Unit of the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge Complex is temporarily closed due to flooding from recent heavy snows.

Finley Refuge is currently open. However, Refuge staff are monitoring road conditions for flooding as snow continues to melt over the next few days. Ground saturation from water and snow along Refuge trails may cause erosion and weaken tree roots. Visitors are advised to remain alert to potentially hazardous situations.

For more information on the Refuges, please contact the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters at (541) 757-7236. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Visitors may also access updates on our website at http://www.fws.gov/WillametteValley/finley/index.html