Turnbull Wildlife Refuge hosts planting party

Volunteers needed for annual event to help restore riparian habitat and benefit native wildlife species


Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work part Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the refuge.

This is part of an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitat that benefits area wildlife species, with volunteers needed to help with planting hundreds of native saplings and building fencing to protect trees from deer, elk and moose browsing.

Everyone is welcome to participate. Refuge officials ask that groups register in advance in order to assistance planning details.

Participants are encouraged to wear long-sleeved shirts, work pants and sturdy work boots or shoes and to bring gloves and if possible, shovels and pliers.

The refuge will host a potluck lunch, with hamburgers provided by the Friends of Turnbull. Please feel free to bring a favorite dish as well. Contact Sandy at 235-4723 to coordinate.

Turnbull is located five miles south of Cheney on the Cheney-Plaza Road. Work party participants should meet at the refuge headquarters, located two miles from the entrance to the beginning of the auto loop.


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