The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is located a few miles southwest of town. It’s one of only a handful of urban wildlife refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Since 1992 the Federal government and volunteers have been working to turn the Refuge back to a more natural state within the floodplain of the Tualatin River Basin.
We took advantage of a nice spring day to hike 2 1/2 miles in the Refuge while enjoying the birds, wildflowers and the oak tree-dominated wetlands. It is always a nice place to visit.