Events / Volunteer


Fiechter House Tours

Saturday, May 26th 10 AM to 3 PM Fiechter House, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
These events are organized by the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex. Come see inside one of the oldest buildings in Benton County: the historic Fiechter House! Do you know the amazing story of the
house and its original owners? Could you imagine raising 12 children in this house? See what life would have been like back then and hear some of the fascinating stories that you can almost feel as you walk inside….

Sunday Wildlife Series at William L Finley NWR Rare Species

Sunday, May 27th 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!

Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex Display The month of June

Friday, June 1st 10 AM to 6PM Carnegie Library, Albany OR

Carnegie Library, Albany OR
Fun/Educational Event
During the entire month of June, a display highlighting the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex will be housed at the historical Carnegie Library, downtown in the City of Albany.
Information concerning the history, management, and facilities of Ankeny, Baskett Slough, and William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuges will be provided, as well as photos of wildlife. Please visit this display and learn more about these national treasures found in the Willamette Valley.

Get Outdoors Day at Peavy Arboretum

Saturday, June 2nd 10AM to 3PM Peavy Arboretum, Corvallis OR

Fun/Educational Event and Volunteer Opportunity
The OSU Research Forests, OSU Extension Service, and Benton County Health Department are hosting the sixth annual Get Outdoors Day event at Peavy Arboretum north of Corvallis. This free public event is part of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event encouraging healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer a variety of activities designed to engage visitors and connect
youth with the outdoors. Bilingual (Spanish and English) community volunteers will be on-site. Volunteers for the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex will take turns manning an outreach table with
activities.

Fiechter House Tours

Saturday, June 16th 10 AM to 3 PM Fiechter House, William L. Finley NWR (~ 10 miles south of Corvallis OR)

Fun/Educational Event
These events are organized by the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex. Come see inside one of the oldest buildings in Benton County: the historic Fiechter House! Do you know the amazing story of the
house and its original owners? Could you imagine raising 12 children in this house? See what life would have been like back then and hear some of the fascinating stories that you can almost feel as you walk inside….

Sunday Wildlife Series at William L Finley NWR Kalapuya and Camas

Sunday, June 17th 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!

June Friends Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 19th 6:00pm - 8:00pm Finley HQ office

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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 6:30pm - 8:30pm Finley HQ office

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October Friends Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 9th 6:30pm - 8:30pm Finley HQ office

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