Events / Volunteer


Woodpecker Loop Environmental Education Shelter Celebration

Saturday, June 23rd 2PM to 4:30PM Woodpecker Loop Trail, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
Come celebrate the completion of our beautiful new Environmental Education Shelter. Enjoy the views from the new shelter and enjoy fresh Oregon strawberries with shortcake and ice cream (while supplies last). The shelter is ~ 0.35 miles from the trail-head. Turn right where the trail splits and head up the hill to the shelter.

Sunday Wildlife Series at William L Finley NWR Pollinators!

Sunday, June 24th 1-3pm Headquarters Building, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
These events are organized by the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex. Sundays from 1-3 at the William L. Finley headquarters building, just outside the Wild Goose Nature Store, join us at the interpretation table to learn even more about the Willamette Valley Refuges and their critters and people. Lots of fun and for all ages!

July Friends Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 10th 6:00pm - 8:00pm Finley HQ office

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August Friends Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 14th 6:00pm - 8:00pm Finley HQ office

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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 )

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 Membership Meeting & Picnic

Saturday, September 15th William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters

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October Friends Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 9th 6pm - 8pm Finley HQ office

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