Cherokee Main Street and Salt Plains NWR partner to host the annual Birding and Crystal Festival. Bring the family out to the refuge, where local experts will be on hand to ensure crystal digging success. Prizes will be awarded in several categories after the judging (you must register to be included in the judging). Depending on interest, the refuge biologist may lead small groups to view shorebirds in the closed area. Look for flyers and brochures at the refuge or area businesses, and call either the refuge or Cherokee Main Street for more information on this FREE event.