Volunteers play an integral role in all Refuge programs and Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge receives extraordinary support from the community. Over 800 volunteers donate an average of 17,000 -20,000 hours annually.
From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.
Interested in making a contribution to the preservation of our natural heritage? Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge has opportunities for individuals with special skills and interests to assist with wildlife research, environmental education, administration, maintenance, habitat restoration, and trail maintenance.For information on volunteer opportunities, call: (509) 235-4723 ext. 228, or send an email to: Sandy Rancourt, Visitor Services Manager
The Friends of Turnbull NWR (FOTNWR), is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that helps support the Refuge's programs. Their mission is to support the mandate of the refuge to protect and enhance wildlife and their habitats through education, research, habitat preservation and restoration.Visit FOT's web site for more information and for Friends of Turnbull activities offered to the public.
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