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2018 Summer Day Camps

At Fontenelle Forest, we believe that today’s children are tomorrow’s stewards. Our camps offer a vital connection with the forests, prairies and wetlands that children often only learn about through books or television. We are excited to offer another summer of amazing experiences here at Fontenelle Forest. Through games, activities…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Of Service

Spend your Martin Luther King Jr. Day performing service at one of the Metro’s oldest nonprofits. Fontenelle Forest is offering three volunteer opportunities for all skill levels and abilities. If you are volunteering with a group, please contact us at info@fontenelleforest.org. Project: Linden Trail Thinning Project Contact person: Jeanine Lackey…

Floodplain: A Clear View of Life in the Big Muddy

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. For centuries, we have relied upon the water and species within it for survival, and recent decades have seen its ecology drastically change due the influences of human development. Natural functions such as seasonal flooding have been mitigated by dams…

Make Fontenelle Forest a part of your year-end giving

Make a donation to Fontenelle Forest today and support everything we do in our community – education, conservation, raptor rescue and rehabilitation, and more! The generous donations of of our visitors, members and supporters of our mission mean more than you think. Since 1913, Fontenelle Forest has relied on the…

Owl Prowl

First-ever Owl Prowl Saturday, December 9th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Join us as we discover the mystery of the forest at night. We will go on a night hike to listen for the resident forest owls, enjoy hot coca around the fire pit, and take a close up look…

Help save an injured raptor!

Fontenelle Forest rescues and rehabilitates over 500 birds of prey every year from throughout the state of Nebraska. Your support makes this possible! Click Here to make a donation Every week, we receive multiple calls to our Raptor Recovery Hotline (1-866-888-7261) from people throughout the state of Nebraska – from…

Fontenelle Forest Guild

The Fontenelle Forest Guild is a volunteer group dedicated to preserving Fontenelle Forest’s properties and promoting its initiatives. Established in 1969, the Guild plays a vital role in advancing and supporting the Forest’s mission. The Guild coordinates our principal yearly fundraising event Feather Our Nest and is responsible for raising…

Paying Attention is a Form of Prayer

Watie White presents Paying Attention is a Form of Prayer Opening and brunch artist’s/poets’ talk Sunday, Oct. 15 from 11 AM to 1 PM Please click here to register for this free event. Exhibition on display from October 15, 2017 until January 2018 In September 2017, Watie White Studio in…

Beer on the Boardwalk Returns!

Beer on the Boardwalk Saturday, September 16 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. $20 for Forest members / $30 for non-members This is a 21+ event. Please bring your ID. Click Here to Register Fontenelle Forest’s Beer on the Boardwalk is back by popular demand! There is no event in the…

Canoe the Great Marsh

All dates for 2017 are sold out. Thank you so much for your support of Fontenelle Forest. We hope you had as much fun this year as we did! See you in 2018. Summer 2016 marked the second season of providing our Canoe the Great Marsh program to wonderful people…

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