- In 2017, thanks to our generous donors, we sponsored four 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 steadily increase the number of students we sponsor each year.
- In 2017, a group of second grade students spent a day in the park with FWP naturalists and education specialists. The more we can help 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 participated in a strategic planning process 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 will play a significant role in public information, education, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising for 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 – Receive the 2018 Captured Wild in Wilderness Park Calendar and share the park all year long.
$50 – Receive the book Wild Seasons: Gathering and Cooking the Wild Plants of the Great Plains, by Kay Young. A Native Nebraskan and naturalist, Young explains how to easily identify tasty and nutritious foods growing wild, and provides recipes for both the novice and the “seasoned” gatherer.
$100 – Receive the calendar, book, and an invitation to a members only pre-sale for the 2018 FWP Plant Sale. You will also receive a 10% discount on your purchase.