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Chip in for field day at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge


Sisters Brandie Hill, left, and Naomi Kassner, 18, a student at Cheney Alternative High, dig a hole for an elderberry tree at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. 
 (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)
Sisters Brandie Hill, left, and Naomi Kassner, 18, a student at Cheney Alternative High, dig a hole for an elderberry tree at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)

REFUGES – Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are organizing an annual work party and potluck for Saturday, (Oct. 20) in the ongoing community effort to restore native riparian habitat to benefit birds and other wildlife species.

Volunteers will plant hundreds of native saplings to plan before installing fencing to protect the trees from deer, elk and moose browsing.

Work will start at 9 a.m. followed by the potluck at noon.

Meet at Turnbull Refuge headquarters. Drive five miles south of Cheney on Cheney-Plaza Road; turn left on Smith Road and drive two miles to the headquarters.

Groups should register in advance. Info: 235-4723




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