Events / Volunteer


Youth Waterfowl Hunt Volunteer Work Party #1

Saturday, July 28th 10am - 12pm Refuge Office/Barn, Baskett Slough NWR (~ 5 miles NE of Dallas OR)

Volunteer Opportunity
This will be the first youth waterfowl hunt volunteer work party. The focus will be on painting the 5
blinds. Volunteers should meet at Baskett Slough Refuge, at the white office/barn located at 10995
Hwy 22 / Dallas, OR 97338. Paint, gloves and supplies will be provided, but volunteers should bring
water, a hat, and dress to get messy and be outside in the sun. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
For volunteer information and to RSVP contact Samantha Bartling (samantha_bartling@fws.gov)
For a map of the refuge visit Basket Slough NWR Trail Map (www.fws.gov).

Critters in Clay

Sunday, July 29th 1pm - 3pm Headquarters Building, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
Back by popular demand, this event is for K-12 youth and their families. Turn your favorite Refuge
animal, bug or plant into a clay friend. Kids made the neatest animals last time! Local potters Sandy
Houtman and Anthony Gordon will teach and then fire the creations. FREE! All supplies provided!
Sign-up is required. Please note that class size is limited to 24 children.
For info and to sign-up contact Samantha Bartling (samantha_bartling@fws.gov) or 541-760-3036
For a map of the refuge visit William L. Finley NWR Trail Map ( www.fws.gov )

August Friends Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm Headquarters Building, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

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Youth Waterfowl Hunt Volunteer Work Party #2

Friday, September 14th 9:30am - 12pm Refuge Office/Barn, Baskett Slough NWR (~ 5 miles NE of Dallas OR)

Volunteer Opportunity
This will be the second youth waterfowl hunt volunteer work party. We’ll find and collect vegetation to
dress the blinds, camouflaging them for the upcoming youth hunt weekend. Volunteers should meet at
Baskett Slough Refuge, at the white office/barn located at 10995 Hwy 22 / Dallas, OR 97338. Bring
water, a hat, and dress to get messy. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
For volunteer information and to RSVP contact Samantha Bartling (samantha_bartling@fws.gov)
For a map of the refuge visit Basket Slough NWR Trail Map ( www.fws.gov )

Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Saturday, September 15th Headquarters Building, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
This is the annual membership meeting for the Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife
Refuge Complex. The membership will vote on FWVNWRC board members and enjoy a BBQ and a
chance to meet and mingle with other members. Save the date; details will be announced soon.
For a map of the refuge visit William L. Finley NWR Trail Map ( www.fws.gov )

October Friends Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 9th 6pm - 8pm Headquarters Building, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

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