August 11, 6:00 pm = Friends of Turnbull Annual General Membership Meeting. Join us for dinner catered by Hungry Hound, and a program about work at the Refuge. RSVP by emailing either: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26, 9:30 am - noon = "Ride the Bull" Bike ride led by Jason Werner. Meet in the parking lot by the Administration Building at 9:30 am. Each participant will need their own bicycle, helmut, and water container and be capable of riding a rough, gravel road for 6 miles. Sign up at Eventbrite.
October 3, 9:00 - noon = Refuge Fall Planting Day; potluck lunch following. RSVP to Refuge Staff
Friends of Turnbull General Membership Meeting on Tuesday evening August 11 at the Classroom building on the Refuge. There will be a program presentation and general report to the membership. All members are invited to attend this catered event. Find out about long range plans, meet up with friends, ask questions, greet volunteer Board and Committee members, and support the Refuge.
RSVP by August 4 for the picnic supper, catered by Hungry Hound. 6:00 pm by emailing either the President, Molly Zammit at email@example.com or membership chair, Kellisa Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to "Ride the Bull!"
Fall Bike Tour led by Jason Werner called “Ride the Bull” - through ponderosa pines, past lakes and grasslands. Plan now to ride the auto tour route on Saturday, September 26. You will be riding theauto tour route with stops at observation sites. Meet in the parking lot near the Administration Building at 9:30 am. This ride is available to adults and families with children with the following stipulations:
1. Each participant must bring their own properly maintained bicycle, a helmet and a water container.
2. Each participant must be very capable of riding 6 miles on an uneven, semi-rough, gravel road.
3. Each participant will need to wear a high visibility safety vest.
4. Children are encourage to participate, but training wheels and tricycles are not allowed.
Refuge Fall Planting Day, October 3; 9:00 am - noon followed by a potluck lunch, with hamburgers provided by Friends of Turnbull. Participants are encouraged to contribute a side dish to share. For more information see FOT Summer 15 Newsletter, pg 3.
Family Scavenger Hunts on the Refuge - The Kids Wildlife Viewing backpacks are available to enhance your visit to the Refuge on weekends. They may be checked out and borrowed for a hike on the Refuge during the hours that the Friends of Turnbull Nature Store is open. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm go into the Nature Store in the Refuge Administration Building to check them out, and return to the store when finished.
Beginning Bird Watching Class will return March 2016
Sponsored by Friends of Turnbull and Spokane Audubon Society in collaboration.
The classes will be a hands-on chance to learn about tools and tips for observing, and identifying what you see in a fun walk.
The classes will include:
1) recognizing size, shape, beak, color to identify birds,
2) instruction and practice using binoculars,
3) using field guides,
4) birds to look for at Turnbull NWR, walking around Pine Lake trail.
Download a flyer for the classes. Choose one day:
Cost: The class is free, however, there is a $3.00 per car entrance fee to the Refuge, payable at the gate.
While Friends of Turnbull activities are free, donations to Friends of Turnbull help keep them going. The Friends of Turnbull is a 501 c3 organization which helps to fund the educational programs for schools and the general public on the Refuge. There is an FOT donation box in the Nature Store.