What We Do

Gulf Fritillary on Redwhisker Clammyweed by K.P. Wilska

To Preserve and Protect

Since 1974, the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge has financially supported the Nature Center. Thanks to our generous members and donors, we can continue to support programs that serve the families of Fort Worth and beyond and help preserve Fort Worth’s priceless natural resources, including native prairies, wildlife, forests, and a critical watershed.

What We Support

At more than 3,600 acres, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is one of the largest urban nature parks in the country. With its unique wildness, combined with rich science and fun educational opportunities, it attracts more than 60,000 visitors a year and educates nature lovers of all ages, from kindergarteners to PhDs. The Friends financially support this North Texas treasure in many ways but have three main areas of focus:

Dew by Trinity Arts Photo Club

Our Generous Supporters

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Marty Leonard Lotus Marsh Boardwalk  Restoration

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Amon G. Carter Foundation

Marketing Strategies & Fundraising

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Friends' Donors,
Weaver Consultants Group LLC

Greer Island Trail Improvements

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Sid W. Richardson Foundation,
H-E-B, Architect Norman P. Ward

New Lotus Marsh Pavilion

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Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund

Invasive Species Study

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Animal Care, Bison Fencing, Volunteer Dinner

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Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation

Technology Grant

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Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund

New Nature Center Greenhouse