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November 2018

Before the Flood–a National Geo film presentation

November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free!
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July 2019

6th Annual Blue Goose Chase–Family Bike Ride

July 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free!

Bring your bicycles, friends and family to the Little Pend Oreille NWR for a 10.5 mile bike ride featuring the refuge auto tour route. The tour features interpretive stops that inform you about the history, wildlife, and management of   the Refuge. The ride will be held Saturday July 20th. Please arrive at Headquarters at 8:30 am. Headquarters is at 1310 Bear Creek Road, Colville, WA. The ride is moderate and is on packed, graded, dirt roads. You can enjoy it…

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August 2019

The Annual Refuge Staff Appreciation BBQ

August 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free!

Staff, Volunteers and FRIENDS of the LPO NWR:  It’s that time AGAIN!!!!! And you don't want to miss this! The Annual Staff Appreciation BBQ Date:  Wednesday, August 15, 2019 Time:   4:30 pm Place:   Refuge Fire Cache Main dish, beverages and dessert provided!!! Bring a salad, side or dessert and join the FRIENDS in saying THANKS to the hardworking STAFF and VOLUNTEERS of the LPO! lease RSVP:  Refuge HQ  684- 8384                                         or Pam Vail at 684-5742

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September 2019

Annual Membership Meeting–See You There!

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free!

It's that time of year again. Time for our annual membership meeting.  The meeting will be Saturday September 21st, 9:00 AM at the Refuge Fire Cache 9:00 - 10:00 Coffee and snacks and visiting 10:00 General Meeting and Board elections 10:30  Year in review (with Refuge manager Jerry Cline) 11:15 Special guests--Dan and Ginger Poleschook will be giving a wildlife presentation on local waterbirds including the Common Loon. 12:00 Lunch  1:00 Hike on the Refuge led by Dan Price Please…

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January 2020

Annual Friends Winter Retreat–January 25th

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Saturday January 25th is our Annual Board and Membership Retreat and Fun in the Snow Day! All Friends of the LPONWR and other interested folks are invited! We will meet at the house at the Refuge Headquarters at 9:00 am. The day is planned to start with coffee break going right into a Visioning Meeting for planning our events for 2020 and beyond. After the meeting we will enjoy a Potluck lunch before heading out into the snow. Bring your…

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April 2020

Ecology Day–Canceled

April 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity

Canceled--Please clean up after yourselves as you enjoy the refuge. 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 Saturday April 18th. Please meet at Headquarters dressed for work at 9 am. It's more fun than its sounds. You never know what you might find. Chili lunch will follow with the staff at Headquarters. Please bring a can of chili to contribute. For more…

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POSTPONED–Spring Nature Program

April 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for our Spring Nature Program at some mysterious future date!   This year we are excited to have, award winning film maker and Beaver expert, Sarah Koenigsberg come to Colville. She will be showing her new, 1 hour, film "the Beaver Believers" followed by a 1 hour presentation and discussion. Much more info to come as the program nears   This informative evening is sponsored by the Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge. Doors open…

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May 2020

Annual Trail Cleanup Day–Canceled

May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free!

Canceled until further notice McDowell Marsh Trail Cleanup Day Join us for our Annual Trail Cleanup Day --Spring is here! We are planning to clean up this trail on May 2nd starting at 9:00 am. This is in preparation for our Environmental Education Days and hiking season. 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,…

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January 2022

Winter Bird Count–January 15th, 2022

January 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Please meet at the Kiosk at Headquarters at 8:30 am.   The Friends will be running the bird count this year. There will be driving routes as well as walking, snowshoeing or skiing (weather depending). We generally bird until about noon. We will ask groups to leave their forms in a box at the Kiosk no later than 12:30. This is a Refuge specific count and is not part of the Audubon winter bird count. If you are new to…

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July 2022

Annual Butterfly Count

July 2 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Free!

This is the Annual Butterfly Count on the Refuge. On July 2nd, we will meet at the Refuge Headquarters at 8:45 am. We will divide into groups and start counting by 9:00. No experience needed and we encourage families to join the fun. You can come for part of the day or you can help out all day long. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and bug repellent for the day. For more information please contact Refuge HQ at (509) 684-8384. You…

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