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Your Membership Makes an Impact!

Your membership will grow the Need for Nature movement to encourage families and schools to get outside, connect with nature and preserve our natural resources while at the same time supporting the educational programs and sustainability of this 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit nature preserve.

As a member you are making great things possible and bringing the wonder of nature to families, schools and the community. Your support is in essential in:


Your annual membership supports growth in environmental education, giving children access to the power of learning inside a living classroom surrounded by nature. In 2018-2019 over 8,000 students visited Bubolz Nature Preserve to learn and explore through our curriculum. 


The preserve serves people of all ages as a recreation destination year-round and a wonderful “getaway” from our hectic lives. With 8.5 miles of trails, snowshoe and ski rental, natural playscape, outdoor team building activities and family programs, the preserve welcomes over 80,000 visitors annually.


Your support will fund preservation of this unique natural area now and for generations to come. The preserve includes both upland and lowland hardwood forest, white cedar forest, tall and shortgrass prairie, wet meadow, ponds and streams and is home to a diverse blend of habitats and inhabitants for all ages to explore. 

Sign up during Membership Week – May 19 – 25

 & receive great prizes everyday!

Sunday, May 19
Buy a membership, Get a FREE pass to a Family Program

Monday, May 20
Buy a membership, Get one FREE to give to a friend

Tuesday, May 21
Buy a membership, Get a FREE Need for Nature T-shirt and water bottle

Wednesday, May 22
Buy a membership, Get a FREE Family Pass to Romp in the Swamp

Thursday, May 23
Buy a membership, Get a FREE All Access Pass to Ales on the Trails on June 21

Friday, May 24
Buy a membership, Get a FREE Family Ski / Snowshoe package

Saturday, May 25
Buy a membership, Get a FREE pass to a Family Program



Individual $50 Senior $25 Family $75 Sustaining $100+ Supporting $250+ Benefactor $500+ Guarantor $1,000+ Visionary $2500+
Winter Trail Fees

Gift Shop Discount 10%

Summer Camp Discounts

Public Program Discounts

Free or discounted admission to other ANCA** members

Invitation to Member Only Events

Complimentary Ski or Snowshoe Rentals






Member Only Reception Prior to Summer Concert Series

Reduced Facility
Rental Fees



* The Preserve is funded entirely by program fees, facility rentals, memberships, grants, donations and gifts from individuals and corporations.  Memberships expire one year from date of purchase
** Association of Nature Center Administrators

New members will receive a membership packet in the mail in approximately 4-6 weeks including a welcome letter, membership cards, receipt and information about the Preserve.