From the Executive Director

At more than 3,600 acres, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is one of the largest urban nature parks in the country (in comparison, New York City’s Central Park is 840 acres). The Friends not only want the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge to remain one of the largest urban nature parks in the country but also become one of the BEST in the country. We need our members more than ever as we embark on this path to greatness.
In March, we asked our members for their feedback on our membership program. Overwhelmingly, participating members expressed interest in member events. Our membership committee took this to heart and developed several FREE member-only events this fall and spring. These events will be in lieu of an annual meeting. We hope you will encourage your friends to join you at an event and become a member.
Why become a member? Membership dollars help the Friends support the Nature Center with feed and care for the bison herd, critical staff for conservation education, feed and care for all education ambassador animals, and funding for capital improvements and repairs.
As a member, you receive several benefits, including free unlimited admission to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for one year, invitations to member-only events, 10% discount in the gift shop, discounts on Nature Center programs, and our quarterly Bluestem News email newsletter.
We hope to see you at the upcoming member-only events and hope you will encourage others to join.
Mark your calendars!
October 10 – S’mores by Starlight ~ 5:30-8:00 pm
February 16 – Sweetheart Sunset on the Boardwalk ~ 6:00 pm
More events planned for April and June!
Thank you for joining us on this trail to greatness,
Haily
Haily Summerford, MBA




Spending time with people who love nature creates priceless experiences; sharing a mission with them generates exceptional satisfaction. Both are benefits of Friends membership. This award-winning organization is a strategic force in keeping the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge an exciting and innovative place to visit in our fair city.


To preserve, protect, and conserve in perpetuity the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.


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