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National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Part 2

by Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship This week is Part 2 of National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Outreach and Education (May 15 – 22, 2021), so we want to share some information about invasive plants, how they can be harmful to our local ecosystems, and what you can do…

Wetlands Recovery Update (ongoing)

This blog serves as an ongoing update about our wetlands recovery efforts. You can also visit our Wetlands webpage here for more information: https://fontenelleforest.org/wetlands/ may 17, 2021 The wetlands at Fontenelle Forest – a favorite area for hikers and birders – is now open! We are very excited to announce…

New leadership brings a renewed vision for the path forward

Looking ahead to Fontenelle Forest’s next 100 years – New leadership brings a renewed vision for the path forward Last year, Fontenelle Forest celebrated the 100-year anniversary of its first land purchase. This year, under the new leadership of Matt Darling, Fontenelle Forest’s new executive director, we look forward to…

Earth Day 2021 and the Nebraska Earth Day Passport Challenge

by Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship Fifty-one years ago, in response to continually escalating environmental degradation, a junior senator, congressman, and young activist held the first celebration of what would become Earth Day. During teach-ins at campuses across the country, environmental activism was elevated in the wake of major…

Wetlands flood recovery update as of March 2021

Hello Forest members, guests and all Wetlands fans! by Michelle Foss, Director of Resource Stewardship We wanted to share a quick update on the progress on the flood reconstruction efforts happening in the Wetlands and an updated timeline on completion. Construction in the Wetlands was delayed by the deep snow…

Fontenelle Forest Announces Executive Leadership Change

Fontenelle Forest (the Forest) announces today that Merica Whitehall, Executive Director, has resigned. The board of directors would like to thank Whitehall for her nearly five years of service as the Executive Director at the Forest. Under Whitehall’s leadership, a long-term master plan and a short-term strategic plan was developed. These…

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