The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen is a Membership Organization
Become a member today
Join The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen using the form below
The benefits that come with being a member of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, include discounts on plant sales, events, hikes, tours, and the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in the world.
Our members are the primary way The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen funds its efforts. The work being done at the nature center is more than preserving and maintaining over 6,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain land area for research and educational programs or providing habitat for native plants and animals. Members also support high-quality educational programs for adults and children about the region's natural history. Our programs reach out to the general public, enrich regional school programs, host undergraduate and graduate internships, and bring hands-on learning to teachers' fingertips. The nature foundation members are what makes and keeps Wintergreen's mountain ecosystems a continuing success story.
Join the The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen today. Here's how:
Types of Memberships:
An individual blazer membership entitles you to free Living with Nature at Wintergreen hikes offered year-round by foundation naturalists, subscription to The Mountain Messenger, a newsletter dedicated to our membership, and a 10% discount on Nature Center Shoppe purchases.
The benefits of a Silver Explorer membership plus: The addition of a special gift and discounts on special trips. Discounted admission to the Spring Wildflower Symposium.
The benefits of a Gold Explorer membership plus: Two complimentary admissions to any special event of your choice (Spring Wildflower Symposium, Lecture Series classes).
What we do
The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen functions as a center for research and education.
To that end, we are engaged in an array of activities, including the following:
- offering educational programs through guided hikes, scientific conferences, programs for local schools, and on-site youth and adult programs.
- maintaining more than 30 miles of trails.
- conducting research in native plant germination and propagation.
- participating in gypsy moth surveys, area wildlife population studies, and bear management.
- offering vegetation surveys of building sites.
- advising Wintergreen property owners.
- managing approximately 6,000 acres of wilderness areas within the Wintergreen community.
- monitoring water quality of mountain streams.
- hosting researchers working on regional and national conservation efforts.
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