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2020 Summer Camps

  Just minutes from downtown Omaha, Fontenelle Forest campers experience a wild summer outdoors! 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…

Meet Savannah from Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery

Nebraska TV Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery If assistance is needed, call rescue hotline: 866-888-7261 To find out more information about educational programs, please fill out the form below or contact Denise Lewis at dlewis@fontenelleforest.org / 402-731-3140 x1031. Read More

Outdoor sessions connect yogis with nature, community

OWH As Julie McKeone takes a deep breath, she raises her hands over her head and looks up. She glimpses streaks of sun glinting through the canopy of tree leaves. Butterflies drift by, and so does the occasional bird, although sometimes a little too close for comfort. McKeone, a yoga…

Fontenelle Forest conducts first controlled burn of the season

KETV As the fire cracks, streams of white smoke lift through the trees of Fontenelle Forest. Wednesday’s controlled burn covered 47 acres, clearing out invasive plants and other dead foliage. “The oak leaves are our primary fuel and when the fire goes through, it will help get rid of all…

Fontenelle Forest adding bald eagle mew

Bellevue Leader Mannheim Steamroller’s Chip Davis recently donated $350,000 to Fontenelle Forest. With this money, Fontenelle Forest will add a bald eagle mew, or habitat, to its Raptor Woodland Refuge for one bald eagle to reside. Besides the Henry Doorly Zoo, Fontenelle Forest will be the only place in the…

Partnership encourages community closeness

WOWT A family of community leaders are making community connections with a popular nonprofit. For 105 years, Fontenelle Forest has been serving the community. Fair Deal in north Omaha wants to return the favor. It started six months ago when Kenneth White realized he was spending too much on food…

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