Explore, Support, Participate

The Friends of Wehr Nature Center is committed to sustaining an accessible nature destination; a place for all seasons, a place for everyone.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of Wehr is to support the Wehr Nature Center in its mission to inspire current and future generations to explore and value the natural world.



Visit 220 acres of nature preserve with 5 miles of trails and a visitor center complete with educational exhibits and live animals.

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Buckthorn Busting


Experience Wehr’s array of programs for youth, families, and adults.

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Wehr Birders

Oct 01, 2023 8:00AM—10:00AM

Cider Sunday Fundraiser

Oct 01, 2023 11:30AM—4:30PM

Hike for Health

Oct 04, 2023 10:30AM—11:30AM

News & Updates

Land Management Update

I am officially in my 4th month as Land Manager here at Wehr Nature Center and it feels like I’ve been here so much longer…and I mean this in the most sincere way. Working with the weekly volunteers of Phenology, Eco Warriors, Wheel n’ Chip, and Earth Care has made me feel like one of…
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What is Going On With Wehr’s Lake?

First, thank you for noticing and being concerned. We are concerned as well and are working towards finding possible solutions.  It is helpful to know some background information about the lake to understand its challenges.  What is Causing the Lake to Decline? Like many things in nature, the answer is not one simple explanation. There…
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Land Management

Hello everyone! My name is Jeff Veglahn, the new Land Manager here at Wehr Nature Center. I am very excited to join this great team and work on a beautiful piece of land! I’ve been here nearly two months now and feeling very much at home. One of the biggest challenges I have faced so…
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Prairie Burn

After several months of making fire breaks and cutting and removing trees to reduce the amount of fuel in the prairie we finally had the right conditions for a burn April 24th. The prairie and an area up hill from the amphitheater were burned today. We hope you have some time to observe the new…
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Your dollar goes a long way to supporting accessible and educational nature experiences for all.



Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization and are infused in every aspect of the nature center.