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April 2015

Spring Wildlife Program

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our Spring Wildlife Program on Friday April 17th. This year we are bringing historian and writer Jack Nisbet to Colville.  He will bring David Douglas to life as he explored in and around the same ground that was later to become our own wildlife refuge, the Little Pend Oreille. This informative evening is sponsored by the Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge. Doors open 6:30 pm for refreshments and to view the displays in…

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Annual Trail Cleanup Day

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

McDowell Marsh Trail Cleanup Day Join us for our Annual Trail Cleanup Day. This year we are planning to clean up this trail on April 18th starting at 9:00 am. Please meet at the Trail kiosk at the River Camp on the Refuge. Dress for inclement spring weather. Bring gloves, water and snacks. We usually have people raking the trail, moving downed branches, and there may be some brush work. Tools are provided. If you have questions, please call Dan…

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Volunteer Opportunity

Earth Day

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

To celebrate Earth Day, the Friends are going to join the LPO Refuge staff for a morning of clean up along the refuge roads on Wednesday April 22nd. Please meet at Headquarters dressed for work at 9 am. Lunch will follow with the staff at Headquarters. For more information please call: 684-8384

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May 2015

Mushroom Foray

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A local favorite event! Mycologist Jim Groth and wife, JoAnne will lead an educational mushroom foray on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday May 9th. This is a good way to learn more about your refuge and learn about mushrooms of all kinds. This is an all day event. Bring your lunch, water and dress for possible weather. More details to follow. To reserve a spot and get more details, please e-mail us at joann_groth@yahoo.com or call…

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Flood, Flowers and Feathers Festival

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Flood, Flowers and Feathers Festival will be held at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday May 30th 8:00 – 3:00. The Friend of the Little Pend Oreille NWR will be participating with a booth. Join the fun for this day of hikes, tours, demonstrations and displays. For more information and directions you can browse to http://fws.gov/turnbull/currentevents.html.

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June 2015

Birding Hike

June 13 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on June 13th: Birding hike with Refuge Biologist Mike Munts. Learn about some of the 200 plus bird species that call the Refuge home. Meet at Refuge HQ at 7:45 so everyone can get organized at get started by 8:00. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen and bug repellent. For more information please contact Mike at Refuge HQ. (509) 684-8384 This is a Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge educational event, open to the general public.

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July 2015

Annual Butterfly Count

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This is the Fourth Annual Butterfly Count on the Refuge. On July 11th, we will meet at the Refuge Headquarters at 9:30 am. We will divide into groups and start counting by 10:00. No experience needed and we encourage families to join the fun. You can come for the first part of the day or you can help out all day long. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and bug repellent. For more information please contact Refuge HQ at (509) 684-8384 This…

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