Schedule for Mother’s Day at the Refuge

Here’s a schedule of the events to take place this Sunday at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Plant Walks & Wild Teas

May 14th 12-4pm

For Cathlapotle Chinookans tending to plant relatives has always been the responsibility of women in the community. Since time immemorial, women have tended to wapato, camas, and many other plants that people have relied on for food, medicine, and trade. This Mother’s Day, bring mom out to the Cathlapotle Plankhouse to connect to plants important to Chinookan Peoples, and to learn about edible and medicinal plants you can connect with in your own neighborhoods.

1pm:  Tending the Wild Walk
Join Friends staff for a walk on the Oaks to Wetland Trail to learn about how the women of Cathlapotle tended to their plant relatives like camas and wapato.

2pm: Family Nature Walk
Learn about the plants and animals that call the Refuge home.

3:00 pm: Soothing Herbal Salve demonstration
Learn a few common plants that can be used to make an herbal salve for soothing cuts, scrapes, and dry skin.

12pm –  4pm: Plankhouse Tours and Children’s Activities
Tour the Plankhouse on your own or guided by our experienced volunteers. Children’s activities will be available as well.

12pm – 4pm: Wild Tea Samples
Taste teas made with native and non-native plants such as blackberry leaf, dandelion root, doug fir, and more! (until supplies last)

Free with Refuge admission: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Ridgefield/visit/entrance_fee_and_passes.html

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