Events / Volunteer


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 3pm - 6pm

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.

BBQ meats (including veggie burgers and dogs), drinks and condiments will be provided. There will be an ice cream sundae bar with fruit and toppings. Guests are asked to bring a dish or dessert for a “side dish potluck”. There will be some short business and a quick vote for new board members. And we will have a raffle and displays of the new projects happening in the Refuge Complex.

For a map of the refuge visit William L. Finley NWR Trail Map ( www.fws.gov )

Benton County Big Sit

Saturday, September 22nd 12:00AM to 11:59PM Cabell Marsh Gazebo, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fund Raising Event
This is an annual challenge and fund raising event where a group of young, local birders try to see and
identify as many bird species as possible from a 17 foot diameter circle during a 24 hour period. Issac
Denzer, Kai Frueh, and Jacob Mathison will be “sitting” at the Gazebo on the north side of Cabell
Marsh. Please visit the website below for details.
For information and to donate visit the Benton Country Big Sit Website
For a map of the refuge visit William L. Finley NWR Trail Map ( www.fws.gov )

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Sunday, October 7th 12:00PM – 2:00PM Headquarters Building, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
This is a lunch to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who man the Wild Goose Nature Store and who
help with other refuge events throughout the year. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
For more information and to RSVP contact Samantha Bartling (samantha_bartling@fws.gov)
For a map of the refuge visit William L. Finley NWR Trail Map ( www.fws.gov )

“Last Hurrah” Nature Hike

Sunday, October 7th 2:00PM Headquarters Building, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
This is a wonderful opportunity for a nature hike to the wetlands in Finley Refuge before the wetland
trails close at the end of the month. The hike will be lead by Friends’ President Dave Landkamer and
will begin at the William L. Finley Headquarters building. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
For more information and to RSVP contact Kristin Ebbe (kristins540river@gmail.com)
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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“The Birds Have Landed” Nature Hike

Sunday, November 4th 1:00PM – 3:00PM Eagle Marsh Kiosk, Ankeny NWR (~ 15 miles north of Albany OR)

Fun/Educational Event
Lowell Spring from Salem Audubon will lead this hike at Ankeny NWR. Lowell will share
information about migration patterns, behavior, food sources and other fascinating facts about the birds who winter at Ankeny Refuge. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
For more information and to RSVP contact Kristin Ebbe (kristins540river@gmail.com)
For a map of the refuge visit Ankeny NWR Trail Map (www.fws.gov)

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