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April 2016

Milkweed Planting

April 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Want to learn more about Monarch Butterflies and the importance of milkweed while helping out the Monarchs. Come plant Milkweed with us. Milkweed planting at the Kaniksu unit. April 23rd  9:30 -2:30. People from Colville can meet at 8:30 at the Community College parking lot at the corner of Hawthorne and Elm to car pool and caravan. If you drive, the Kaniksu unit is at the east end of Deer Lake. Go approximately 34 miles south on US 395 until…

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June 2016

Birding Hike

June 11, 2016 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on June 11th: Birding hike with Refuge Biologist Mike Munts. Learn about some of the 200 plus bird species that call the Refuge home. Open to all level of birders. Meet at Refuge HQ at 7:45 so everyone can get organized at get started by 8:00. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen and bug repellent. For more information please contact Mike at Refuge HQ. (509) 684-8384 This is a Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge educational event, open to the…

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October 2016

Fall Hike

October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy fall colors at the Refuge! Meet at the Refuge Headquarters at 9:00 am on October 1st for the fall hike led by Dan Price. The hike will be on the Schumaker Meadow and Prospect Creek; about 6 miles round trip, and easy to moderately difficult. Schumaker Meadow is one of the prettiest spots on the refuge. Bring your lunch, water and dress in layers for the changing temperatures. Write Dan bigdan65@yahoo.com or check our Facebook page if you need…

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April 2017

Mushroom Foray 2017

April 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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

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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