Connecting Power of Community with Passion for Nature

Connecting Power of Community with Passion for Nature

The Gorge Refuge Stewards is a group of dedicated volunteers working to preserve, protect, and restore the native habitat on three National Wildlife Refuges on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge: Steigerwald Lake, Franz Lake and Pierce.

On the Refuge

Hours for Steigerwald Lake NWR Gate

As of 5/13/2019 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 6:00 AM and close at 8:30 PM. The Seasonal Trail is now open as of May 1st!

Slides from Annual Meeting 4/16/2019

Thanks to all who attended our annual meeting at 54-40 Brewing Co in Washougal.  Here are the slides from the meeting:

Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project

2019 Annual Meeting

From Our Volunteer Coordinator

This month our 3rd Saturday Work Party on May 18th from 9-12pm will be focused on installing protective tubing on trees and shrubs that were planted along Gibbons Creek last month.  Meet at the Steigerwald trailhead at 9am and be sure to wear long sleeves and long pants to protect yourself from stinging nettle.  

Join us during Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday or Monday for more volunteer opportunities. Contact volunteer@refugestewards.org for more details. 

Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Canada Goose

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

  • Wood Duck

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

  • Cinnamon Teal

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

  • Northern Shoveler

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

  • Gadwall

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

  • Mallard

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

  • Green-winged Teal

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

  • Canvasback

    20 May 2019 by john bishop

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