Our fabulous volunteer trail crew moved our old naturalist shed to provide additional parking spots for our volunteers. It was quite an endeavor to get it jacked up in one piece and onto a trailer for transportation down to our trail maintenance area. Thank you to the following individuals for their hard work: Marc Derosier, Elaine Pfeiffer, Hank Jamieson, Tom Iverson, Paul Daggett, Joe Hackenmueller, Sean Lowther (new 2019 summer trail manager), and Gus Gustafson (winter trail manager). Read More
Volunteer and birder, Andrew Fisher, put up 20 owl boxes for the 2019 nesting season, around the Nature Center's trails. He fixed a few of the old ones that a former Eagle Scout made and replaced others that were beyond repair. One of the old boxes is currently occupied by a flying squirrel, so it may not be available for owls this coming season. Many thanks to Andrew and his volunteer friends for completing this great project for the Nature Center. Volunteers like Andrew are what makes the ERNC so special. We can't thank you enough. Let's hope we spot some owls nesting in one or more of the boxes. What a hoot that would be! Read More
Friends of Eagle River Nature Center welcome two new board members in 2019: Heather Bottrell and Sonia Henrick. Welcome and thank you for serving on the FERNC all volunteer board of directors. We bid adieu to two board members that moved from the area in 2018 - Dana Glessner and Andy Bickford. Thank you for serving on the Board for many years and for all your work on behalf of the Nature Center.
Gail Sommerville and Paul Dagget (not pictured) received the Nature Center's Volunteer of the Year award in December 2018. Gail "Texas" Raymond (right in photo) received the Board Volunteer of the Year.
Girl scouts helped with trail projects at the Nature Center to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Historic Iditarod Trail. Some of the youngest girls helped create a natural play area below the Iditarod Trail near the Nature Center. Check out their stepping "stones" made of tree rounds. Thank you to the Girl Scouts of Alaska!
Volunteers from Joy Lutheran Church in Eagle River helped our "regular" trail volunteers out on July 29, 2018.
Many thanks for all your help in maintaining the trails as best we can for all to enjoy.