Spring Break Exploration Days are back!
Join the refuge March 28th-31st for a free event featuring hands-on nature activities and crafts for kids of all ages.
Earth Day at the Refuge!
Celebrate Earth Day with us at our annual plant sale, restoration work party, and fun activites for all!
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Waterfowl Watch is back!
Learn about the waterfowl on the Refuge! First Saturday of March and April. See below for details.
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Puddle Stompers Splash into Spring!
Kids, put on a frog coat and boots and have a hop around the Refuge (grown-up splashes encouraged, too).
In the Community
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.Learn more about the Urban Refuge Program
About the 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
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
Sat. May 20th, 10am-4pm
Join us at the Refuge for a full day of outdoor family fun at the 21st Annual Tualatin River Bird Festival. You'll enjoy guided bird walks, wagon rides, archery, crafts, a live bird show, and much, much more.Explore the details...
Our 2nd Annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt, open to youth age 17 and younger, starts this month. The hunt takes place on the Riverboat Unit of the refuge, giving young people a chance to see part of the Refuge usually closed to the public in addition to learning about hunting and conservation in a safe environment.For more information
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
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!Learn more about the Friends
These sleek ducks are one of the first winter migrants to arrive in the wetlands. Look for their long, dark tail feathers as they dabble in the wetlands.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Wood duck - ©Eric Vogt, Northern pintail - ©Ed Bustya
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2017