WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.
WETLANDS CLOSURE UPDATE: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open.
Click here to see current trail closures.

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Fontenelle Forest is now offering virtual summer camps!

Fontenelle Nature Camp is going virtual! All of the FUN, none of the poison ivy! Each week in June, Fontenelle Forest is offering a week-long virtual summer camp experience, featuring a different theme each day. Fontenelle Nature Camp will provide fun and engaging adventures designed to foster the development of…

CNN Elevates Lead Poisoning in Eagles to a National Topic of Concern

The epidemic of lead poisoning in eagles is fast-becoming a national topic of concern. As news is spreading about this issue, some hunters are concerned that conservationists are attempting to limit their rights. Although we understand their concerns, this could not be farther from the truth. We want to eliminate…

Spring 2019 Leaflet Newsletter

Leaflet Spring 2019 – Healthy People, Healthy Fauna, Healthy Flora, Healthy Forest   From the Executive Director of Fontenelle Forest, Merica Whitehall Fontenelle Forest has been a community treasure since before it received its name more than 100 years ago. More than just protecting the land, Fontenelle Forest actively engages…

First Leaflet of 2018 is out! Read it here.

Leaflet Winter 2019 – Deepening and Strengthening Community Roots   From the Executive Director of Fontenelle Forest, Merica Whitehall 2018 was a year of new and deepened relationships in our community. As I reflect on 2018, the path that we set out on promises to lead Fontenelle Forest’s service to…

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…

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