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August 19, Sat - Annual FOT Membership Meeting; 10:00 am - 12:30 pm including potluck lunch

October 14, Sat - Fall Planting Day

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Outing to Little Pend Orielle NWR, July 15, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friends of Turnbull NWR Annual Meeting, August 19, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Outing to Kootenai NWR, August 26, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Friends of Turnbull membership Outing to other Refuges in our Complex. Trip 1 will be to Little Pend Orielle NWR on July 15.

Little Pend Orielle NWR, near Colville. has 41, 878 acres of mountains, forest, streams, marsh and meadows. This Refuge was established to support bird migration and is managed for wildlife and native plant species.

Saturday July 15 - LV 8:30 am from Spokane or meet at LPO Refuge at 10:30 am; hike, auto tour, BYO picnic lunch, meet Friends of LPO President, and return to Spokane. Member sign up

Friends of Turnbull Annual Membership Meeting - August 19

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Program; Business meeting (Reports, Election of Board members) potluck lunch with hamburgers/hotdogs on the grill and potluck salads and dessert

Outing Trip 2 to Kootenai NWR, Bonners Ferry, ID, on August 26.

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. Download the Kids Scavenger Hunt here. TNWR Kids Scavenger Hunt

Beginning Bird Watching Class Spring will return next year

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, and habitat 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.


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.

The National Wildlife Refuges have "free admission days" for 2016:

February 13-15 – Presidents’ Day Weekend
September 24 – National Public Lands Day
October 9 – First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
November 11-13 – Veterans Day weekend

Head outdoors and enjoy one of the country’s most magical places!