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October 2017

Tree Planting Day on the Refuge 10/21/17

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

We need volunteers to help plant 2500 white pine seedlings. We meet at HQ at 8:30 am to car pool to the site on the Blacktail Mountain Loop Rd. (the road is not recommended for passenger vehicles). Please bring your lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided.  For out of area volunteers, campsites have been reserved and there is no charge. Please bring gloves, boots, and appropriate clothing for the fall. If you are interested in volunteering or want more…

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March 2018

Spring Nature Program

March 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our Spring Nature Program on Friday March 30th.   This year we are privileged to have Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, writer for the North Columbia Monthly give a presentation.   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 the lobby. The program starts at 7 pm. This is a free family-oriented event and door prizes will be awarded!…

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June 2018

Summer Hike through History

June 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on Saturday June 2nd for a hike through history on the Little Pend Oreille NWR. June 2nd we will be having a two part history tour focusing on our old homesteads. We will meet at 9:00 am at Headquarters. The Morning part of the tour will be in areas within a couple of miles of HQ. There will be a few short walks that are easy. After the morning we will eat lunch at HQ in case anyone…

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November 2018

Before the Flood–a National Geo film presentation

November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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April 2019

Earth Day

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity

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 20th. 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 information please call: 684-8384

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Annual Trail Cleanup Day

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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 April 27th 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, and there may be…

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June 2019

Annual Butterfly Count

June 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This is the 8th Annual Butterfly Count on the Refuge. On June 29th, we will meet at the Refuge Headquarters at 8:30 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. Bring snacks, your lunch and water for the day. For more information please…

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July 2019

6th Annual Blue Goose Chase–Family Bike Ride

July 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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