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May 2017

Summer Evening Hike

May 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free!

You are invited to hike with our local refuge expert, Dan Price on Saturday, May 27th. We will meet at 5 :30 pm at the McDowell Lake trailhead. This is also known as the River Camp, right on the Little Pend Oreille River. The hike will take us up through Sampson orchard and then down to Christianson meadow and Bear Creek Rd, where we will shuttle back to the trailhead. The hike is about 3.5 miles and considered moderate. there…

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August 2017

The Annual Refuge Staff Appreciation BBQ

August 9, 2017 @ 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 9, 2017 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 2017

Annual Membership Meeting–See You There!

September 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Free!

It's that time of year again. Time for our annual membership meeting.  The meeting will be Saturday September 23rd, 9:00 AM at the Refuge Fire Cache 9:30 - 10:00 Coffee and snacks 10:00 General Meeting and Board elections 10:30  Year in review (with Refuge manager Jerry Cline) 11:10 Guest presentation 12:00 Lunch -- Pizza, please bring a salad or desert to contribute. Beverages will be provided. 1:00 Hike on the Refuge led by Dan Price. Please come join us and…

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October 2017

Tree Planting Day on the Refuge 10/21/17

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

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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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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