Friends of Turnbull
National Wildlife Refuge
National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately four miles south
of Cheney, Washington and twenty miles southwest of Spokane. The
refuge encompasses 18,039 acres, of which approximately 2,300 acres
are designated for public use. The setting consists of channeled scabland
topography with abundant marshes, ponds and wetlands. The refuge
ecosystems are quite varied from dry, sagebrush and grasslands to
ponderosa pine forests. The diverse habitats at Turnbull make it a
high quality site for breeding and migratory waterfowl. There is
also a rich diversity of plants and other wildlife within the
refuge. Visitors are encouraged to experience Turnbull via the
five and a half mile auto tour route and the many miles of hiking
trails within the visitor use area. Because Turnbull is a true wildlife
sanctuary, hunting and fishing are not permitted on the refuge and a
total of 13,000 acres are dedicated to wildlife preservation.
2015 Wild Refuge
Dinner & Auction
Saturday, 5:30 pm
March 14, 2015
Wren Pierson Community Center 615 4th Street, Cheney, WA
Purchase at http://2015wildrefuge.bpt.me/
Friends of Turnbull c/o 2015 Wild Refuge
PO Box 294, Cheney, WA 99004-0294
Family Friendly $9/child ages 0-10
Onsite childcare offered by Cheney Parks & Rec.
$2 discount for Cheney residents
Please register by March 9 at 509-498-9250
Since 1997, Friends of Turnbull, a 501(c) (3) organization, has been a major sponsor of the Environmental Education Program, outreach activities, habitat restoration and other projects at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. We welcome you to join us for our 9th annual ‘Wild Refuge’ fundraiser dinner and auction, our primary source of funding to support our mission. This year’s theme highlights the amazing moose that populate Turnbull.
Donate new work gloves, shovels or pliers at the door to support the annual community work-party held in May which is an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife at Turnbull.
Schedule of Events:
5:30p Doors Open
Silent Auction Begins
Music by Mark Kreilkamp
7:00p Live Auction
Purchase dinner and auction tickets:
The Friends of Turnbull (FOT) is a
nonprofit organization that supports the mandate of the refuge to
protect and enhance wildlife and their habitats through education,
research, habitat preservation and restoration.
All of the plant and wildlife photos on this site were
taken on site at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
and provided by Chuck Kerkering. All photo rights
reserved, ©2000-present by Charles Kerkering.