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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.

Support Turnbull's team at the Walk for the Wild national fundraising event for Wildlife Refuges on October 14, 2023

Walk for the Wild 5k Challenge

Walk with us to thrive. Walk to make sure wildlife thrives.

Walk for the Wild is an annual event to demonstrate our commitment to deepening human connections with nature and to protect the thriving ecosystems we depend on.

Join us to raise awareness and support of National Wildlife Refuges & their partners while we strive to get people moving a distance of 5K in nature in conjunction with National Wildlife Refuge Week, the second week of October.

During the 2023-2024 school year Friends of Turnbull NWR will be funding an Americorps Volunteer in cooperation with The Lands Council. The volunteer will providing project work and educational activities for both organizations. The Friends of Turnbull is happy to support new programming on the Refuge for area students and community members. The proceeds of our Walk for the Wild 5K will go toward the cost for the Americorps Volunteer ($8,000).  Our goal is to raise $4000 with this event.

Register here

The Walk at Turnbull will take place on Saturday, October 14 between 9am and 4pm.  Walkers can choose any time during the day to complete the 5K distance.  Pick up a Walk for the Wild passport in the Administration Building and gather 5 stamps along the route of the Pine Lake Loop Trail  to complete the challenge.  You will get a reward for your effort and the Refuge EE program will get a reward from your donation support.

All proceeds from fundraising events and Giving Drives will benefit Environmental Education for students in the greater Spokane area.

Register for Walk for the Wild 5k Fundraising event at the Refuge (click link to go to Public Lands Alliance registration)

October 14, 2023

Recruit your friends to join in too. There is a friendly competition among the Refuges participating to see which Friends' group gathers the most support.

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Thanks to the employees of Metals Fabrication for their donation of $2000 from their 3rd Quarter Charity Giving for Environmental Education at Turnbull NWR.

Your donation is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Our Tax ID No. is 91-1760739.

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