Get Involved

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The Refuge began as a community idea and continues to succeed with community support. As one of only a handful of urban refuges in the country, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge has a special goal of connecting people with nature to ensure the future of conservation.

  • Volunteer

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    Giving the gift of time could not be easier or more fun than at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. There are opportunities to fit many interests, including staffing the visitor center, becoming an environmental education naturalist, or putting boots on the ground as an interpretive Trail Rover. The link below will take you to more details about how you can help share the stories of nature.

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  • Become a Refuge Friend

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    Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is an all volunteer, community non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Refuge for the benefit of fish and wildlife. The Friends also ensure a great experience for the community though public education and recreation.

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  • Second Saturdays

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    Ready to get your hands dirty? Join us for our Second Saturday Restoration Parties and you may even get to see parts of the Refuge that you normally can't. Restoration Parties meet the second Saturday of every month from 8:45 am-12:00 pm. We provide the tools and the beautiful scenery; you just need to bring some sturdy work clothes and whatever refreshments you need to keep your body fueled. The link below will take you to more detailed information, including upcoming Second Saturday projects.

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  • Be a Citizen Scientist

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    Have you ever dreamed of being a scientist? Would you like to turn your love of wildlife and curiosity of nature into data that helps us all better understand our world? Or do you just want an excuse to play with gadgets in nature? Then citizen science may be the thing for you. Opportunities exist through nationwide Citizen Science programs, like the Great Backyard Bird Count, and local efforts, like Oakquest in the Portland metro area. Click the link below to browse opportunities to get involved.

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