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 st...

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