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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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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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June 2018

Summer Hike through History

June 2, 2018 @ 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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November 2018

Before the Flood–a National Geo film presentation

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

Annual Butterfly Count

June 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Free!

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, 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

Winter Bird Count–

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Free

We are postponing the Bird Count. Due to the newest forecast calling for, possibly, over a foot of snow at the refuge the decision has been made to postpone the count by 1 week. Count date is now Saturday the 18th. Same time, same place, different day. Sorry of any inconvenience and hope to see you on the 18th. Stay safe and warm, Dan Price Board President Please join us for the Annual Winter Bird Count at the Refuge on…

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Annual Friends Winter Retreat–January 25th

January 25 @ 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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