What Your Dollars Support
Support the Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands and watch your dollars make a difference in our community.
The Friends are committed to developing infrastructure to make the North Pikes Creek wetlands accessible to local K-12 students for educational use, and to the public for recreational activities including adult educational programs and field trips, bird watching, wildlife viewing, nature appreciation, photography, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and hunting.
The North Pikes Creek wetlands and forests hold great promise for the local community as both an important educational asset, and as a nature-based recreational venue. Realization of the site's educational benefit to the community is dependent on appropriate development of the infrastructure-- the addition of a small parking facility will allow school buses to bring students to the site, and the installation of an accessible boardwalk will provide safe access for school children, as well as people of all ages and physical abilities.
Please join the Friends. Your membership dollars are important, and will be used for our mission-driven activities. In 2017 we will continue our informative educational presentation series, we will assist teachers with incorporating wetland studies into their curricula, and fund the purchase of materials for classroom projects at the wetlands, such as bat and wood duck boxes. Our future plans also include funding a parking area capable of accommodating a full-sized school bus, a wheelchair accessible boardwalk with a viewing platform at North Pikes Creek, an information kiosk, an open-sided pavilion to shelter a few picnic tables to accommodate outdoor classroom work, educational signage and a solar composting toilet.
Consider becoming a Volunteer and using your time and skills to make a difference in your community.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
~ Hellen Keller