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Your Vote Matters

October 19, 2020 12:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Your Vote Matters

  As one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations, Fontenelle Forest strives to be a national leader in environmental stewardship and education. We aim to faithfully protect the land, animals, and resources that have been entrusted to our care – both within our organization and throughout our community – through conservation...


Wetlands Flood Recovery Update

October 17, 2020 1:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Wetlands Flood Recovery Update

Hello Wetlands fans! It’s mid-October, and we wanted to provide an update on the Wetlands area! Our original timeline has been delayed due to conducting wetland delineations and working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to secure permitting for construction. Due to this, we have received an extension...


Celebrating the rich indigenous history of Fontenelle Forest on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

October 9, 2020 2:15 am Published by Comments Off on Celebrating the rich indigenous history of Fontenelle Forest on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Monday, October 12th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which celebrates and honors the histories, cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples. Did you know that Fontenelle Forest has a rich indigenous history, including our very namesake Logan Fontenelle? Thanks to research and the collection of historical information, we know that...


Fontenelle Forest’s Michelle Foss selected to lead Metro Area Planning Agency’s Community Forestry Plan Working Group

October 2, 2020 2:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest’s Michelle Foss selected to lead Metro Area Planning Agency’s Community Forestry Plan Working Group

Fontenelle Forest is one of the largest urban forests and nonprofit nature centers in the United States. We own and actively manage over 2,100 acres of land for public enjoyment and protect critical habitat bordered by the Missouri River. We are proud that Michelle Foss, Director of Stewardship & Research...


Join the movement on World/National Clean-up Day and show us your #TrashTag!

September 18, 2020 5:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Join the movement on World/National Clean-up Day and show us your #TrashTag!

September 19 is World/National Clean-up Day. Join the movement and show us your #TrashTag! By Michelle Foss, Director of Land Stewardship and Research The first line on the National Clean-up Day website is “. . . What would happen if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter on...


Butterfly season is winding down. Learn what uncommon butterfly species have been spotted in the Forest!

September 5, 2020 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on Butterfly season is winding down. Learn what uncommon butterfly species have been spotted in the Forest!

Butterfly season is winding down. Learn what “butterfly surveying” is all about and what new, uncommon and/or rare species have been spotted in the Forest the past two years by our butterfly surveyors! Beginning in 2018, we have had a dedicated team of butterfly surveyors walk a set path each...


Why actions speak louder than words – How Fontenelle Forest is redesigning our systems and policies to create an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion

August 14, 2020 12:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Why actions speak louder than words – How Fontenelle Forest is redesigning our systems and policies to create an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion

The world in general is facing a time when racial relations are at the forefront of everything we see, hear and do. According to Leaking Talent, a 2019 study conducted by Green 2.0, “the environmental movement has historically had a lack of racial diversity across all ranks of the largest...


Fontenelle Forest Executive Director Named 2020 Outstanding New Leader by Association of Nature Center Administrators

July 23, 2020 9:54 am Published by Comments Off on Fontenelle Forest Executive Director Named 2020 Outstanding New Leader by Association of Nature Center Administrators

On July 9, 2020, Fontenelle Forest Executive Director, Merica Whitehall, was named the 2020 Outstanding New Leader by the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). The ANCA is the only professional association in the United States dedicated to leaders in the nature and environmental learning center profession, including directors, managers,...


“Community” Now On Display in Baright Gallery

July 14, 2020 10:53 am Published by Comments Off on “Community” Now On Display in Baright Gallery

We are excited to finally be able to share the new “Community” exhibit, now on view in the Baright Gallery! Community is a non-juried, salon-style exhibit that celebrates the creativity of our members, neighbors, staff, volunteers and friends. The exhibit includes over 85 individual works of art and is a...


On-site Summer Camps are Back! Scholarships available!

June 23, 2020 9:31 am Published by Comments Off on On-site Summer Camps are Back! Scholarships available!

On-site summer camps are back! We are excited to announce that we will be offering on-site summer camps at Fontenelle Forest from July 6 to July 31. Campers will explore the Forest through nature-based activities designed to foster a love of the natural world. Due to the current situation with...


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