Capture the Wild of Wilderness – Final Show

Capture the Wild of Wilderness Park: Final Show!
Friday, December 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Zipline Brewing Co., 2100 Magnum Cir. Suite 1, Lincoln


Please join us for a final First Friday show and chance to see the top twelve photos selected in the Capture the Wild of Wilderness Park photo contest at the Zipline Brewing Co. taproom. 2015 Calendars from the contest will be available for purchase for $10 each and make a perfect gift for the holidays!


The top twelve photos featured in the calendar will be on display in the taproom for the entire month of December.



November 24, 2014Permalink

Capture the Wild of Wilderness Park

Kick off the vote for the Capture the Wild of Wilderness Park photo contest at Pepe’s Bistro, October 3rd from 6 to 9 PM. Enjoy complimentary food and check out all of the beautiful photo submissions of Lincoln’s premiere park!
Vote on your favorite Wilderness Park photo and enjoy delicious food every day in October!
The twelve most popular photos will be used to create the Friends of Wilderness Park 2015 Calendar — available in December!
September 23, 2014Permalink

NRD and County Commissioner Candidate Forums

Public will be given a chance to ask questions of the candidates running for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District or County Commissioner

Lincolnites have the opportunity to learn more about candidates running for Lancaster County Commissioner and the Board of Directors for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. The forum dates are as follows:

Lower Platte South NRD Sub Districts 8 & 9
When: August 18th at 6 p.m.
Where: Gere Library, 2400 S 56th St, Community Room 1

County Commissioner District 5
When: August 25th at 6 p.m.
Where: Anderson Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave.

Lower Platte South NRD Sub District 5, 6 & 10
When: September 8th at 6 p.m.
Where: Walt Library, 6701 S 14th St, Community Room 1

Those in attendance may write their questions on a notecard provided by the coalition. These questions will then be asked by the forum’s moderator and directed toward the candidates. This is a great opportunity for voters to learn more about the candidates and communicate concerns and issues the public find important.

Candidate Forum Coalition

A coalition of non-profit community organizations have organized candidate forums to feature the candidates to help educate and empower the public. The coalition is comprised of Friends of Wilderness Park, Nebraska League of Conservation Voters, Wachiska Audubon, NeighborWorks Lincoln and Bluestem Sierra Club.

July 30, 2014Permalink

Friends of Wilderness Park Photo Contest

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Capture the Wild of Wilderness Park Photo Contest

The Friends of Wilderness Park are looking for photos that depict the natural beauty of Wilderness Park to feature in the Friends of Wilderness Park 2015 Calendar. Wilderness Park fans can vote on their favorites in October. More details to come!

Application Deadline: Friday, August 15th, 2014

Please print, fill out and send in the below application with your photos of Wilderness Park.

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Thank you for Giving to Lincoln and FWP

Through the generosity of more than 30 donors, we raised $1,897 for Friends of Wilderness Park during Give to Lincoln Day on Thursday, May 29th! Thank you for supporting our organization.

Overall, 13,193 donors contributed $2,672,481 to 305 area non profits, besting last year for a new record sum.

Give to FWP on Give to Lincoln Day!

2014 Give To Lincoln Day PSA from Lincoln Community Foundation on Vimeo.

Please consider donating to Friends of Wilderness Park during this city-wide fundraising event. Visit this link to learn more. Thank you!

Give to Lincoln Day will be a 24 hour day of giving on Thursday, May 29. It is a special day when everyone in Lincoln is asked to make a donation and show support for local nonprofit organizations that contribute so much to our great city. Every donation made to Friends of Wilderness Park on May 29, will help our organization even more because we will also receive a proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match fund.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 19th

eggsOn Saturday, April 19th, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Day Camp area of Wilderness Park, Friends of Wilderness Park invites the Lincoln Community to come together and fill the beautiful grassy field in Wilderness Park with family, food and picnic blankets! Activities and games for all ages will be hosted by Nature Camp Counselors along with opportunities to sign up for Wilderness Park Nature Camp will be available!

At 2pm, an amazing Egg Hunt will ensue with prizes to attractions and area businesses across the city, with the grand prize being a scholarship to Wilderness Park Wilderness Nature Camp!

Lincolnites of all ages are invited to picnic with friends and family and the natural community in Wilderness Park.

Please bring your own food, beverage, picnic and egg hunting accessories!

The Wilderness Park Day Camp Area is located at South 1st Street, just north of Calvert and is accessible from Pioneers Boulevard. There will be signs to help you find your way!

The Friends of Wilderness Park is committed to preserving the long-term sustainability and ecological integrity of Wilderness Park through proactive education, preservation, and community cooperation.

For more information, contact event coordinator Adam Hintz at 402-421-8464 or

March 30, 2014Permalink