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Photos by Charles Kerkering
From Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of Turnbull
National Wildlife Refuge

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately four miles south of Cheney, Washington and twenty miles southwest of Spokane. The refuge encompasses 18,746 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.

2015 Wild Refuge
Dinner & Auction

Saturday, 5:30 pm
March 14, 2015

Wren Pierson Community Center 615 4th Street, Cheney, WA

Moose by Justin Bateman

Admission $35/person

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
6:00p Dinner
7:00p Live Auction

Purchase dinner and auction tickets:



Turnbull Maps
Getting to Turnbull

Our Mission:
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.