PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Volunteer Planting at Steigerwald Wildlife Refuge - March 4th

03/04/2024 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM PT


  • Free


Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
35001 Lewis and Clark Hwy
Washougal, WA 98671


Help plant trees and shrubs to enhance habitat at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in partnership with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and US Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more about this local wildlife refuge and earn 4 CBL hours.

Monday, March 4th, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  ***  9 AM to 1 PM if carpooling. 

Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • A free carpool will be available for up to 4 students from PSU at the Indigenous Nations Studies building. (first come first serve). Email if interested. 

  • All ages and abilities are welcome. Let us know if you need accommodations to participate.

  • Families welcome to join.

Accessibility: The planting site is a 20 - 25 minute walk from parking on a gravel trail. Expect uneven and muddy terrain. 

We'll provide: Planting gloves, shovels, snacks and warm beverages.

What to wear: Long sleeves, pants, sturdy sneakers or boots. Dress for the weather: extra layers are helpful for the wind.

What you should bring: Water bottle, sun/raingear.

Directions: A reminder email with directions and parking info will be sent 3 days before the event.

Questions? Please contact Samantha Dumont at 503-939-7381 or

Schedule: 9:30-12:30

**8:45 - 9:00 AM - Carpool meets at PSU, in front of the Indigenous Nations Studies building 1633 SW Park Ave, Portland

9:30 AM - Arrive at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge 

9:40 AM - Introductions, project orientation, and goals

10:00 AM -Hike to the planting area

10:20 AM - Planting native trees and shrubs (taking personal breaks when needed)

12:00 PM - Wrap up and hike back to the parking area

12:30 PM - End of event ** Carpool back to Portland

1:00 PM - Arrive in Portland

We welcome ALL ages, races and ethnicities, religions, gender identities, countries of origin, sexual orientation, immigrants and refugees, abilities and disabilities, spoken and signed languages. Together, we are a stronger community working toward a common goal.

Thank you project funders and partners - this project wouldn't be possible without you: US Fish & Wildlife Service, Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, One Tree Planted Foundation