Friends of the WNC Nature Center What Your Gifts Support 2021

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What Your Gifts Support From memberships to animal adoptions to donations,


by supporting animal care, education programs, and conservation efforts at the WNC Nature Center! Donate at

YOU HELP US (above) Gray fox Remi enjoys a pumpkin treat.

Restore animal habitats and purchase enrichment items for the animals,

(right) River otter Obi swims in his newly repaired pool.

– What’s Next/Coming Soon –

Butterfly Exhibit

We’re excited to share our next project, coming in 2022! The WNC Nature Center will be adding a permanent butterfly exhibit, complete with pollinator gardens and an immersive experience for guests! Email to be added to the list for future project and fundraising updates. Friends Mission: The Friends are a vital partner with the WNC Nature Center. With their donors and members, the Friends enrich the Nature Center’s mission to connect people with the plants and animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. As a conservation organization, the Friends inspires a passion to know more, care more, and do more for the wildlife of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Your tax-deductible donation to the Friends (Tax ID: 23-7412910) directly supports the animal habitats, education programs, and conservation initiatives of the Nature Center you love!

provide outreach education to students who can’t visit the Nature Center,

Since 2019, more than 18,000 students and seniors have connected with the plants and animals of the Southern Appalachians through our outreach education program.

support the veterinary needs of our animals, and In 2021, the Friends purchased a $35,000 portable X-ray machine to help the Nature Center with their animal exams.

pursue valuable conservation initiatives. From FrogWatch Citizen Science projects to spreading the word about the critically endangered red wolves, the Friends work with partners in conversation to lead by example.

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