Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
 

 

Special Events and Activites

All activities are free unless indicated otherwise and are held at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, in Sherwood. Directions.  Parking is available onsite or visitors can take Tri-Met bus route #94 directly to the Refuge. Trails and activities are fully accessible and visitors needing special assistance will be accommodated.

 

**Special Exhibition**

William L. Finley: Father of Oregon's National Wildlife Refuges

Grand Opening February 22nd through August 2014

Open to the public Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am-4:00pm

Join us for an exhibition featuring prints from original glass photographic plates by William L. Finley and Herman Bohlman from the collection of the Washington County Museum and curated for “Put a Bird on it: Nature Photography of William L. Finley 1876-1953.” T his exhibit will highlight Finley’s important role in the development early wildlife refuges and will celebrate the wildlife, especially birds, for which he advocated so tirelessly.

 

 

 

 

June 2014

Second Saturday Work Party--Removing Tree Tubes from Garry Oaks Oleson Property

Saturday June 14th, 8:45am-12:00pm

This work party will focus on completing the removal of tree tubes from our Oleson location. We need to remove the Garry oaks planted under the power lines to be in compliance with BPA right-of-way requirements. This will be the last chance to complete tree tube removal before the BPA deadline. A caravan will meet in front of the refuge visitor center at 8:45am. A map will be made available to those who can’t arrive in time to join the caravan. Please bring gloves, clothing you are willing to get dirty, and a water bottle. Application not required. RSVP preferred. Questions? Email Mike at michael_lotspeich@fws.gov or Mary at m.french512@gmail.com.

 

July 2014

Second Saturday Work Party--Fence Removal

Saturday July 12th, 8:45am-12:00pm

This work party will focus on the removal of fence poles from our North Claus location. When this property was acquired there was a fence line within its boundary. We try to remove old fence lines, because they pose a threat to wildlife. We will work at our North Claus Unit off SW Tonquin Road. A caravan will meet in front of the refuge Wildlife Center at 8:45am. A map will be made available to those who can’t arrive in time to join the caravan. Please bring gloves, clothing you are willing to get dirty, and a water bottle. Application not required. RSVP preferred. Questions? Email Mike at michael_lotspeich@fws.gov or Mary at m.french512@gmail.com.

 

August 2014

Second Saturday Work Party-- Clearing Invasive Plants from the Public Trails
Saturday August 9th, 8:45am-12:00pm

This work party will focus on clearing invasive Scotch broom from our East Bissell location. This invasive plant out-competes native plant species. Removing Scotch broom, can help keep it from spreading, and potentially gives native species the opportunity they need to grow and thrive. We will work at our East Bissell location off Tonquin Road. A caravan will meet in front of the refuge visitor center at 8:45am. A map will be made available to those who can’t arrive in time to join the caravan. Please bring gloves, clothing you are willing to get dirty, and a water bottle. Application not required. RSVP preferred. Questions? Email Mike at michael_lotspeich@fws.gov or Mary at m.french512@gmail.com.

September 2014

Second Saturday Work Party-- Clearing Invasive Plants from the Wetland
Saturday September 13th, 9:00am-12:00pm

This work party will focus on removing invasive plant species from our main unit. Invasive plant species out-compete native plant species. Removing these invasive plants provides opportunities for native species to grow and thrive. Meet in front of the Wildlife Center. Please bring gloves, clothing you are willing to get dirty, and a water bottle. Application not required. RSVP preferred. Questions? Email Mike at michael_lotspeich@fws.gov or Mary at m.french512@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Last updated: June 11, 2014