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January 2018

Winter Bird Count–moved to Saturday this year!

January 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Please join us for the Annual Winter Bird Count at the Refuge on January 6th. We will be meeting at the cold hour of 8:00 am at the Refuge Headquarters. When everyone has arrived we will divide into teams to cover as many areas as possible. A warm soup lunch is provided every year by the Refuge staff after the count. Friends can bring other treats to contribute. Bring your binoculars and dress warmly, as we will be outside all morning. Bring…

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Annual Friends Winter Retreat

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Saturday January 27th 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 2016 and beyond. After the meeting we will enjoy a Potluck lunch before heading out into the snow. Bring your…

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March 2018

Spring Nature Program

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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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April 2018

Annual Trail Cleanup Day

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Free!

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 14th starting at 9:30 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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Earth Day

April 21 @ 8:00 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 21st. Please meet at Headquarters dressed for work at 8 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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June 2018

Summer Hike through History

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free!

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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July 2018

Annual Butterfly Count

July 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free!

This is the 7th Annual Butterfly Count on the Refuge. On July 7th, 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. Drinks and some snacks will be provided. For more information please contact Refuge…

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Blue Goose Chase–Family Bike Ride

July 21 @ 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 21st. 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 2018

The Annual Refuge Staff Appreciation BBQ

August 8 @ 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 8, 2018 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 2018

Annual Membership Meeting–See You There!

September 22 @ 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 22nd, 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 Guest presentation by Lauren Satterfield, Lauren is a PHd student working from UW on predator research in Northeast Washington. 12:00 Lunch -- Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends. Please bring…

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