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  • Earth Day

    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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  • EA Rotator

    Wapato Lake NWR Open House

    Monday, May 15th 6:30 - 8:30 Gaston Junior/Senior High School

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  • EA Rotator

    Wapato Lake NWR Exhibición Pública

    Lunes, Mayo 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gaston High School

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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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    Tualatin River Bird Festival!

    Celebrate birds on Saturday May 20th from 10am-4pm. It’s fun for the whole family with bird walks, a bird show, crafts, archery, and more.

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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

  • Celebrate Birds!

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    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.

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  • Youth Waterfowl Hunt

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    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.

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  • 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
  • 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: Apr 15, 2017
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