Our Mission

Protect and restore critical natural areas and waterways, and educate the community to create a legacy of a healthy, sustainable, environment for future generations.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – Feb 24 @ 10:45 am Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at nature centers and backyards. With the help of a naturalist, participants will count the birds that they see at our feeders and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. Your bird counts help scientists track long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. With FeederWatch, your[...]
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. This count is fun whether you are an expert, novice, or simply like to gaze out the window at feeder birds! Join us for[...]
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am West Park
Explore the botanical wonders of West Park on snowshoes! Equipment and lessons provided, including little snowshoes for ages 5+. Dress for the weather. Register
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Trexler Environmental Center
Explore Trexler Nature Preserve’s trails on snowshoe or by foot with a Wildland’s Naturalist. Discover animal tracks, over-wintering birds, and meet the humble maple tree that produce’s the world’s best syrup! Get ready for some hot pancakes and syrup upon return to the Environmental Education Center. Snowshoes and lessons provided, including little snowshoes for ages[...]
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
“You & Me” is a program designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature, promoting curiosity and exploration, in a safe, supportive environment. This Month’s Program: Nurture the engineering and naturalist skills of your little one, with a bird-feeder building activity, live songbird, and outdoor listening walk. Teams will[...]
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Trexler Nature Preserve
Dive into the world of birding with child-friendly binoculars, guide books, and ID instruction. Program includes live bird and kite flying. PreK Pathfinders is designed for children aged 3-5 and their grown-ups. Together teams experience the wonders of nature through outdoor exploration, art, play, and stories. Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. (Adults do[...]
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