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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Day Work Party
Ridgefield has recently undergone (and continues to undergo) large restoration efforts, including re-building the trail network there. Come lend a hand as we help get this refuge ready to re-open to the public!
About the Area
More than 5000 acres of marshes, grasslands and wooded areas are home to more than one hundred species of birds, waterfowl and fish. Two trails and a loop road provide public access to this serene area just a few miles west of I-5.
What to Expect
We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.
We will be working with the refuge to re-do their trail network after large-scale restoration efforts that have obliterated much of the old trails. Expect clearing and light treadwork; more details after we can scope it.
Our hike to the project site is expected to be about 1 mile roundtrip over flat terrain.
8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day's work
3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead
For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.
Get ready for a great day outside!
What it Takes to Do This Work Party
No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need
Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18
What to Wear
Long-sleeved shirt recommended
Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)
A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.
What to Bring
Lunch and plenty of water
Rain jacket and pants
Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
A pack to carry your personal gear
A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!
Firearms and weapons are not allowed.
Frequently Asked Questions
WTA's Trail Work Guide introduces the type of work you may do
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.625.1367
The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
1071 Hillhurst Rd.
Ridgefield, WA 98642