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Erosion Control at Fontenelle Forest

Due to years of storm runoff, Coffin Springs Hollow in Fontenelle Forest had eroded into a five-hundred-foot-long gully. Soil repeatedly washed from the area into the nearby stream and was thus threatening the health of our Great Marsh ecosystem. With help from our partners and supporters, Fontenelle Forest successfully completed…

The Final 2018 Leaflet is out!

In this issue you will find stories about the hard work of our volunteers, information about upcoming programs and events, a look back at all we accomplished over the summer, and a story about Fisher, the Bald Eagle who has moved into our Raptor Woodland Refuge. Read below for a…

Nebraska Phase People through the Work of Robert Gilder

Have you ever had someone say to you, “Where is home?” Your response might be the naming of a city or state which is a combination of houses, stores, streets, schools, churches, etc., that provide the structure and fabric of life for those of us who live here along the…

Fontenelle Forest transforms into Hogwarts this November 9 & 10

A Night at the Forbidden Forest November 9, 6-9 p.m., 21+ only Unleash your inner child and immerse yourself in the magic of Fontenelle Forest! Journey out into our forbidden forest to hunt for Horcruxes, or take your O.W.L.s via our Pub Quiz designed to challenge even the most knowledgeable…

Winter Break Camps return to Fontenelle Forest!

Join us this winter to experience Fontenelle Forest on and off trails. During camp, we’ll be outdoors hiking, exploring, discovering, and inside playing games, making crafts, and so much more. Dress for the weather Please make sure your camper bring a hearty lunch, we will provide a nutritious snack Be…

Archaeology Lecture Series Announced

On display through December, 2018, these artifacts have not been seen since they were unearthed here nearly 100 years ago. See upcoming lectures and programs about the life of Nebraska Phase Culture and learn more about the archaeologist Robert Gilder. All programs are free for members unless otherwise specified. September…

August and September public canoe trips

Come experience Fontenelle Forest’s Great Marsh with a partner or a group! There is so much to see and hear in this secluded wetland habitat. From owls to beavers, the rising sun or full moon, don’t miss out on this adventure! This paddling program is perfect for those just getting…

Leading a Nature-Rich Life Luncheon with author Richard Louv

On November 7, 2018 at the Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us for Leading a Nature-Rich Life featuring the best-selling author of Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv. His work has inspired the international movement to cure “nature deficit disorder.” Reserve your…

What a great week!

We were thrilled to see our members enjoying new and well-loved programs during Member Appreciation Week. We started the week with the first-ever Shrinrin-Yoku walk, a Japanese practice, is also known as forest therapy, forest bathing, or forest medicine.  This practice has been shown to reduce stress and improve mood….

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