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The Truth Behind No Mow May

What is No Mow May? While a chemically-treated lawn isn’t good for pollinators, letting your yard go wild for all of May isn’t the best approach either. Imagine Jerry Seinfeld did a stand-up routine at…

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Enjoy hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing and fishing while you explore land in various stages of ecological restoration.

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Our programs bring learning to life! Discover the wonders of nature through a wide variety of programming for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

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For decades Indian Creek Nature Center has led the area in sustainable building and operations practices.

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Invest in the next generation by helping us instill a love of nature and pass along the knowledge of how to care for our environment.

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Pull on a pair of hiking boots and hit the trails, attend an upcoming program or event, join the hundreds of volunteers that help out in myriad ways, become a member, or get involved in any number of ways to belong to a group of dedicated Champions of Nature that are working to preserve, conserve and educate…all while having a wonderful time.

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The Truth Behind No Mow May

What is No Mow May? While a chemically-treated lawn isn’t good for pollinators, letting your yard go wild for all of May isn’t the best approach either. Imagine Jerry Seinfeld did a stand-up routine at…
Cole Family Mini Prairie

The Stories A Yard Can Tell

Planting a New Tradition The Cole Family has made visiting the Spring Plant & Art Sale to buy native plants a family tradition. “Anyone who’s on our deck, they’ve heard the stories about the Indian…
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2024 Cicada Double Hatching

The Buzz About These Bugs by Jen Rowray I am so excited for the upcoming double cicada hatching in the spring of 2024! On an average year we get tens of thousands of cicadas per…

Championing Diversity in the Outdoors

Our work to create Champions of Nature through education and inspiration cannot be achieved without racial and social justice as well.
We stand in solidarity with those seeking justice and change, and are committed to doing our part to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility are at the forefront of our work. Everyone should feel welcome and safe to enjoy the outdoors.

We recognize we have work to do. It is not news that environmental organizations often lack in diversity, ourselves included. We are not a leader in this movement, but our goal is to be an ally. We are showing up by listening and educating ourselves, as well as taking action to be more inclusive and equitable in our work. In July 2019, we began a multi-year staff training and educational program in diversity, equity and inclusion. We are continuing those necessary and important conversations and applying what we learn in the work we do. We continue to ask ourselves what we can do to combat racism and inequality and are taking steps to diversify our opportunities and programming.

Just like you need nature, nature needs you!