With an eye toward better serving members, volunteers, neighbors, partners and visitors, our website has been completely updated with cutting-edge online technology.
Besides being re-designed, the foundation's new face to the world online is mobile-friendly, offers better links into the popular social services such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and uses the more recent online mapping technology. It will also be easier to maintain and allow others to contribute.
Almost all of the information on the old website is still here–and more. And there is more to come.
Our free email newsletters have proven to be an excellent way to reach out to the world. This new web platform now has forms throughout the site so that anyone can sign up for our news easily and quickly. And the site also now has links to our most recent weekly email newsletters for all to see.
There is a reworked page on volunteering at The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen with more specifics on the many opportunities we offer to become more involved with the communities we serve.
A new page of events driven by software that keeps the calendar up-to-date is now on the website. It also uses state-of-the-art e-commerce so visitors and members can now more easily sign up for any of our programs online, no matter whether it is one of our Saturday Mornings in the Mountains hikes or a major event such as the Spring Wildflower Symposium.
View Wintergreen Hiking Trails and Walks in a larger map
The interactive maps and details on our hiking trails should be especially popular with new visitors to Wintergreen. There is now a page for each trail. The site can also now incorporate photography and timely notes about a specific trail.
The upcoming wildflower symposium illustrates how this new technology can help people more easily find the information they are seeking. As before, all of the details on the spring wildflower event are here. We can now, however, filter the events so as to offer a list of all of the hikes on the wildflower program, for example, or easily show both when and what topics a speaker, such as Dr. Chip Morgan, will be presenting or show all of the lectures on a page.
All of the detailed and useful information on native plants on the old website is still here. There is a page outlining the basic goals of the plant propagation team with links the plants for sale as well as the details on what plants work best in which conditions.
The new website now offers details on Trillium House (and Robin's Nook), Founders Vision Overlook and Crawford's Knob. There is a new page on "family fun" at Wintergreen, and a page with details on the staff and board of directors as well as information on our youth education programs. We've attempted to make most every page actionable, such a providing forms, phone numbers or email addresses.
As before, there is a page dedicated to detailing how and why becoming a member of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen is so important. But, new to the website is a button (appearing at the bottom of every page and easily seen even on mobile devices) that makes it possible to donate to the foundation online.
Perhaps the most interesting "yet-to-be-developed" feature is a new "blog" format (which is used on this page you are reading here). This online space provides the foundation with a variety of ways to present different voices offering details on the interesting work done on its many projects and programs.
There are other new important useful features planned for the website over the next few months. Got an idea or suggestion? Email the entire website team using this special email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen.