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October 2016

Moved up a week due to Rain–Tree Planting Day on the Refuge 10/22/16

October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free!

We need volunteers to help plant 2500 white pine seedlings. We meet at HQ at 8:00 am to car pool to the site on the Blacktail Mountain Loop Rd. (the road is not recommended for passenger vehicles). Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided along with shelter, if needed. An outhouse will also be provided. For out of area volunteers, campsites at Winslow cabin have been reserved and they are free. Please bring gloves, boots, and appropriate clothing for the…

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January 2017

Winter Bird Count

January 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Please join us for the Annual Winter Bird Count at the Refuge on January 12th. 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 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Saturday January 21st 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 2017

Spring Wildlife Program

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for our Spring Wildlife Program on Friday March 31st.   This year we are privileged to have Rebecca Watters speak to us on Wolverines. Rebecca Watters is the executive director of the Wolverine Foundation, and the founder and director of the Mongolian Wolverine Project. Born and raised outside of Boston, MA, Ms. Watters has a BA in anthropology from St. Lawrence University, and a master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She served as…

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April 2017

Annual Trail Cleanup Day

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Free!

McDowell Marsh Trail Cleanup Day Join us for our Annual Trail Cleanup Day to celebrate Earth Day! We are planning to clean up this trail on April 22nd 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…

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Mushroom Foray 2017

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

A local favorite event! Mycologist Jim Groth and wife, JoAnne will lead an educational mushroom foray on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday April 29th. This is a good way to learn more about your refuge. Emphasis will be on collecting morels for the table, but stress will also be put on identification and ecology of all fleshy fungi encountered. This is an all day event. Bring your lunch, water and dress for possible weather. To reserve…

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May 2017

Summer Evening Hike

May 27 @ 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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July 2017

Annual Butterfly Count

July 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Free!

This is the Sixth Annual Butterfly Count on the Refuge. On July 8th, 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 22 @ 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 22rd. 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 2017

The Annual Refuge Staff Appreciation BBQ

August 9 @ 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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