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.


December 2014

Night at the Refuge

Wednesday December 3rd, 6:30-8:00pm

Have you ever touched a coyote, seen a bat skeleton, or hooted like an owl? Join refuge staff and volunteers for Night at the Refuge. Learn about the nocturnal creatures that call the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge home, and what makes them so unique. We will start inside exploring pelts, skulls, feathers, and much more. Then we will head out on the trail to look and listen for the sights and sounds in the night. This is a family friendly event. Registration is required. Email Jenna Mendenhall or 503-625-5944 for more information or to register.

Waterbird Watching 101

Saturday December 13th, 8:00am – 10:00am

Do you enjoy watching birds in wetlands, lakes, and streams, but are not sure what they are doing, where they came from, or even know their name? Do you want to learn more about bird behavior, migration, identification, or how to use binoculars? Join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist, Michelle McDowell, to learn the basics of birdwatching and nature observation and open your eyes to the wonders that can be discovered at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Fall and winter are the best time to experience migrating waterfowl that travel through the refuge by the thousands. All experience levels are welcome. Space is limited so register early by emailing or calling Jenna Mendenhall, 503-625-5944 x222. We explore the refuge in rain or shine so dress for the weather. We will take a leisurely easy stroll on our wheelchair accessible nature trail. Bring your binoculars and field guides if you have them or borrow ours during the walk.


January-March 2015

Plant Roots at the Refuge

Saturdays and Wednesdays, January 10 to March 28th, 9:00am - 12:30pm

Come plant trees and help us restore upland forests for wildlife and for clean water.  All experience levels are welcome.

For more information or to learn how to get involved, visit Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge website.

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Last updated: December 17, 2014