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    Nature Camp 2016

    Kids grades 3-6 will have a wild time at the refuge July 11-15 and 25-29. Be ready to explore nature with ALL FIVE SENSES!

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  • Urban Annual Report

    Urban Refuge Annual Report

    Local Refuges reach out to urban audiences and help grow partnerships. Read about the success!

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    Introducing *Early Morning Bird Walks*

    Every first Saturday, come walk the trails of the refuge with an experienced birder! Registration required.

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In the Community

Portland-Vancouver Urban Refuge Program

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The Urban Refuge Program, launched in 2015, is a long-term investment of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service resources in the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area, directed at amplifying the voices of those tackling the conservation challenges of the 21st Century. The program includes four National Wildlife Refuges, ensuring they are welcoming and relevant places for a growing community. We are also working beyond the refuge boundaries to build relationships with community partners, moving forward together with fresh, courageous, and impactful ideas.

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About the Complex

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex includes Tualatin River and Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuges.

Tualatin River is managed as part of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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A Refuge For Us All

  • Explorando el Refugio

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    La familia entera está invitada a explorar la naturaleza – a soló 30 minutos de Portland. El refugio es un lugar seguro y adonde se puede sentir en casa. Lleno de vida silvestre y belleza natural, usted podra tener esta experiencia ¡GRATIS!

    Un Refugio Para Todos
  • Volunteers Making a Difference

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    Refuge volunteers gave the equivalent of 8 full-time staff positions last year. They help kids connect with nature, restore habitat, monitor wildlife populations, and assist with day-to-day activities, all while having a lot of fun.

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  • Become a Refuge Friend

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    Where would any of us be without friends. Nowhere is that more true than at the Refuge. From restoration, to education, to being the smiling face to greet you at the Wildlife Center, The Friends of Tualatin River NWR are as much the face of the Refuge as the critters. Check them out today!

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Wood duck - ©Eric Vogt, Northern pintail - ©Ed Bustya
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016
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