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 4/18/2019 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 6:30 AM and close at 8:00 PM. As of October 1st, the seasonal trail has been closed for the Winter.  It will re-open 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

Over the past couple of weeks volunteers have planted around 700 plants to enhance western pond turtle habitat at Pierce National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers planted over 1000 trees and shrubs for our 3rd Saturday events in February and March, hosted by the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.  

Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Cackling Goose

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

  • Canada Goose

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

  • Wood Duck

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

  • Cinnamon Teal

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

  • Northern Shoveler

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

  • Gadwall

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

  • American Wigeon

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

  • Mallard

    22 Apr 2019 by Ken Pitts

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