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.
Ricefield Bulrush Removal Work Parties - Ridgefield NWRJune 29 through September 3, every Wednesday and Saturday
Come spend some time outside at the scenic Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and help us eradicate an invasive wetland plant- ricefield bulrush. Ricefield bulrush came to the Refuge accidentally in 1999 as an unknown plant in a seed mix that was intended to restore and improve wildlife habitat. It is an invasive species that degrades habitat for native wildlife, and we have been managing it since 2002. We are making progress, though there is still much work to meet our eradication goals. Your help makes a difference!
Carson NFH Kid's Free Fishing DaySept. 10, 2016
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!
Special Event at the Cathlapotle PlankhouseSeptember 11th
Second Sunday at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse:
The Power of Indigenizing Curatorial Practice
Cathlapotle Plankhouse at the Carty Unit on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
28908 NW Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Please join us for our final Second Sunday event of the season. We invite you to enjoy an exceptional presentation on contemporary curatorial practices regarding indigenous art, a naturalists lead ethnobotany hike, and family friendly activities. In addition to scheduled activities the Plankhouse will be open for visitors from 12:-4:00 pm for informal tours and Q&A for visitors to learn about local indigenous culture.
25th Annual Wenatchee River Salmon FestivalSeptember 15-17, 2016
The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is a three-day natural resource education event held each fall to celebrate the return of the salmon to the Wenatchee River. The Festival is held on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, located at the mouth of the scenic Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth, Washington.
BirdFest & Bluegrass CelebrationOctober 1-2, 2016
Join the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Staff as we celebrate the coming of fall and the wildlife that make the Refuge their home. This, the 17th annual BirdFest & Bluegrass, is an opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of fall migration and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
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