- In 2019, thanks to our generous donors, we sponsored three students at the Wilderness Nature Camps, weekly summer sessions for young people to experience nature and learn about conservation, leadership, and teamwork. With your help, we will continue to offer sponsorships each year.
- With the loss of the octagon building to arson in October 2017, Wilderness Nature Camps have found a permanent home in Pioneers Park. This Friends of Wilderness Park formally hosted an excursion to Wilderness Park for Nature Campers in July. This is a collaboration with Pioneers Park Nature Center that we intend to continue and to expand. Your contribution helps ensure this progress into the future. The more we connect kids with nature, the more secure the future of the park – and the planet – will be.
Advocacy and Collaboration
- In the past year, representatives of FWP continued working with the City of Lincoln Department of Parks and Recreation along with several stakeholder groups to plan for the next 10 – 20 years in Wilderness Park. FWP is playing a significant role in public information, education, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising for signage, trail maintenance and improvement projects.
- Your contributions will help with installation of signs in the park, bridges and parking lots; removal and control of invasive species; and identification and protection of unique native plant and wildlife species.
Suggested Giving Levels – your gift in any amount is appreciated and supports Wilderness Park for all
$25 – Basic Membership helps maintain our website, newsletters, information and education efforts.
$50 – Helps cover expenses for our annual meeting, keynote speaker fees, and other public events.
$100 – Helps build the funds we will invest in signage in the coming year, as well as invasive species removal and trail maintenance projects, and Nature Camp activities.
$165 – Covers the cost to sponsor one child for one week of Nature Camp each summer.
$ _____ – Your gift in any amount is appreciated and put to good use educating, advocating, and collaborating on behalf of Wilderness Park.