The refuge, which encompasses 3,058 acres of land, will remain closed until further notice

by: GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Ralph Webber searches for wildlife at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in this 2010 photo. The refuge is included in the federal government's shutdown of many agencies.Add the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood to the list of agencies closed by the federal government shutdown. A recorded message at the wildlife center states: “Due to a lapse in appropriations the wildlife center will be closed until future notice. Once federal funding has been restored, our regular schedule will resume.”

The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge includes 3,058 acres of land with an initial 12-acre private donation established at the refuge in 1993.

The refuge’s wildlife center, located at 19255 S.W. Highway 99W, is normally opened Tuesdays through Sundays.

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