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The Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and supports the mandate of the refuge to protect and enhance wildlife and their habitats through education, research, habitat preservation and restoration and compatible public uses.

Friends of Turnbull NWR Activities:

You are invited to join the Turnbull NWR Park Ranger, Breanna, for a Guided Hike on several Saturday mornings at the Refuge this Summer/Fall 2022.

The hikes will begin at the trailhead at 10 am. The Kepple Peninsula Trail is on the Auto Tour route (about half way around); the Pine Lakes Loop trail begins in the parking lot with bathrooms and Interpretive Signs overlooking the Pine Lakes on Smith Road.


The dates and locations are listed on the flyer at the left. You can download a copy here.

Project: to develop an educational Pollinator Garden near Refuge Classroom

Interested in helping with a new project? We are forming a new taskforce to research, plan and organize a demonstration Pollinator Garden at the Refuge. If you are interested in getting in at the beginning, let the FOT Board President know (email – Early organization meetings may include a "Flower Walk" at the refuge; Zoom sharing meetings, doing some research, and presenting ideas to Refuge staff, planning and organizing work parties.

Additional Activity Resources for families at home

Family Scavenger Hunts on the Refuge - If you plan to take a walk with your family at the Refuge, you can print out our Kids Scavenger Hunt and see what you can find on your visit. Have Fun!

Beginning Bird Watching Series Check back next year.

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Coming Events