Get Involved!

Volunteer Opportunities
Become a Friend
Meetings – Check us out!
Support the Friends

Volunteer Opportunities

Help at Work Parties See Activities.

Be a Watchdog The wildlife area is surrounded by industry, railroads and filled land. Anyone who spends time at the lakes can let us know if you see any new development or sources of pollution, illegal dumping or other questionable activities.

Lead Trips If you like paddling, bird watching, animal tracking or other nature oriented adventures and want to share this with others, you can lead paddling or walking trips at the wildlife area.

Staff a Booth The Friends have opportunities to share our message at booths at various community events such as the Columbia Slough Regatta.

Community Outreach The Friends would like to increase the awareness of the lakes by making presentations to our business neighbors and community groups.

Volunteer Opportunities at Metro Metro has other volunteer opportunities, including turtle monitoring and leading work party crews.

Become a Friend

Anyone who supports the purposes of the Friends of Smith & Bybee Lakes can be a Friend. We have no membership dues. As a Friend you can participate in our meetings and help represent us in the community.

The benefits of joining the Friends group include learning about the ecosystem, improving naturalist skills, building networks, learning about nonprofits, building project management skills, making friends and more.

Meetings – Check us out!

Due to the July 4 holiday, our July meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday July 11.

Regular meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8 pm.

Support the Friends

Buy a Really Cool T-shirt! The T-shirts are 100% cotton and show the Friends’ logo in color on the front and a map on the back. They cost only $10 each and support a good cause. Sizes: M, L, XL.

Make a Donation The Friends are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your donations are tax-deductible.

To buy a T-shirt or make a donation Contact Us.