Tree Planting Day on the Refuge 10/21/17

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 […]


Summer Hike through History

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 […]


6th Annual Blue Goose Chase–Family Bike Ride

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 […]


The Annual Refuge Staff Appreciation BBQ

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 […]


Ecology Day–Canceled

Canceled--Please clean up after yourselves as you enjoy the refuge. 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 18th. Please meet at Headquarters dressed for work at 9 am. It's more fun than its sounds. You […]

Volunteer Opportunity

POSTPONED–Spring Nature Program

Join us for our Spring Nature Program at some mysterious future date!   This year we are excited to have, award winning film maker and Beaver expert, Sarah Koenigsberg come to Colville. She will be showing her new, 1 hour, film "the Beaver Believers" followed by a 1 hour presentation and discussion. Much more info […]


Annual Trail Cleanup Day–Canceled

Canceled until further notice 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 May 2nd starting at 9:00 am. This is in preparation for our Environmental Education Days and hiking season. Please meet at the Trail kiosk at the […]


Annual Butterfly Count

This is the Annual Butterfly Count on the Refuge. On July 2nd, we will meet at the Refuge Headquarters at 8:45 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 […]


Annual Membership Meeting–See You There!

It's that time of year again. Time for our annual membership meeting.  The meeting will be Saturday October 22nd, 9:30 AM at the Refuge Fire Cache   9:30 - 10:00 Coffee and snacks and visiting 10:00 Mike Munts (Refuge biologist) will give a report about what is happening at the Refuge, followed by a short […]