Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region

Recreation - Special Events

Below is a partial schedule of special events on the Refuge. Please visit the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and Plankhouse website for additional Refuge events and programs.

Volunteer Training Series 2013

Refuge volunteers restore important habitat, teach students, and inform visitors. Without them the refuge would not be the best place for animals and nature lovers in southwest Washington! Join us this spring to learn how you can help keep the refuge healthy and share your passion with visitors of all ages.

Field Trip Open House – April 5th, 9am to 1pm
Volunteer Educator Training - April 16th & 17th, 9 am to 3 pm.
Cultural Education Volunteer Training – April 13th, 9 am to 3 pm. For more information contact Sarah_Hill@fws.gov.

For more information about volunteering at the refuge see our Get Involved page or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 360-887-4106 or email Josie_Finley@fws.gov

BirdFest & Bluegrass

Early October (Dates to be announced.) - Join the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) as we celebrate the arrival of fall and the wildlife that make the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge their winter home. BirdFest & Bluegrass is a unique opportunity to enjoy not only the sights and sounds of fall migration but also a festive celebration of music, children's' activities, food, and fun in the Ridgefield community. For more information, please follow this link: Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Second Sundays at the Plankhouse

A special seasonal series of talks and demonstrations are planned at the Plankhouse on the second Sunday of every month. For more details follow this link: Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Follow these links to learn more about recreation opportunities on the Refuge:

Special Events

General Recreation Map

Wildlife Observation

Waterfowl Hunting


Auto Tour Route

Plankhouse & Cultural Resources




Last updated: March 8, 2013