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
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.
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.
This year's Historic Roadhouse Day on January 13th had a wonderful lineup of speakers including author and historian Lee Jordan, volunteers from the Historic Iditarod Trail Alliance and the Allgood Family Band. Thank you to all our volunteers and volunteer presenters for taking part in this cultural event.Read More
Kerry Duke, Kendra Young, Emily Stice, and Amanda Hanson are our terrific summer volunteers and student interns. Kerry is from Texas, Kendra- Colorado, Emily-France, and Amanda - Minnesota. They've been with us since May providing information at the information desk, leading nature walks, cleaning, conducting special projects, doing trail work and much more. Thank you all for all your hard work! Read More