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The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Refuge programs and enhancing awareness and appreciation of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Come explore the unique and beautiful wildlife areas in Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties that comprise the Refuge complex!


                                                                Sharks! 

Staff members from the OSU Chapple Big Fish Lab will give a presentation in Ilwaco on Friday, May 17. This Friends sponsored event will highlight the species of sharks swimming around the Peninsula and in Willapa Bay and how sharks are an important part of healthy ecosystems. Get all the details and register now on our Event page to secure your spot!


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Environmental Education

The Refuge Explorers program for 4th grade students at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge was a great success March – May 2024! Volunteers are an integral part of this program, helping to connect students with nature.


The convergence Art Table is complete!

Visit this newly finished gorgeous art in a spectacular setting at the Refuge Headquarters at 7112 67th Pl in Long Beach.


Plan Your Visit to Willapa Refuge

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is over 17,000 acres of tidelands, temperate rainforest, ocean beaches, and small streams. It also includes several rare remnants of old growth coastal cedar forest.


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