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Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

Building Hours

The Environmental Center is currently closed to the public.  We are available for phone calls Tue – Fri from 8am – 4:30pm; Saturday from 11am – 4pm and Sunday from Noon – 4pm.

Please see our Covid Update for current information: COVID UPDATE

We are currently open for private events and programs.  Please contact our event staff for information regarding scheduling a private event.

The trails are open year round, dawn to dusk.

Coming from the south?

Take Highway 41 north to County OO (Northland Ave. Exit #139) exit right (east). Second stoplight -Turn (left) north onto County A (Lynndale Drive).The Preserve entrance is located 1.7 miles from Cty 00 and Cty A intersection on the left side of the road.

Coming from the north?

Take Highway 41 south to Highway 47(Richmond)(right) north. Turn (left) west onto County JJ, then turn (left)south onto County A (Lynndale Drive). The Preserve entrance is located 1 mile from the intersection of Cty JJ and Cty A on the right side of the road.Trails Open During Daylight Hours


Mission of the Preserve

To serve as a gathering place for the community to become inspired by, appreciate and enjoy nature through educational  programming and recreational opportunities, while fostering a healthy environment and providing an improved quality of life.


For more than 45 years, Bubolz Nature Preserve has been inspiring generations through great educational programs, recreational spaces, and conservation ethics. Social opportunities abound with wonderful mental and physical wellness attributes. This non-profit environmental preserve is a natural example of why the Fox Valley is a thriving and vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family. With Wisconsin’s beauty and natural landscapes right here in our back yard, it’s an easy place to love.

About Gordon Bubolz

For most Fox Valley residents, Gordon Bubolz is simply a name on the sign at a nature center near Appleton. The Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve is indeed named for the man responsible for that 725-acre chunk of white cedar swamp being set aside for environmental education and enjoyment of nature. But it would take 10 signs to mark all of the land preserved for future generations by this former Republican state senator and second-generation insurance executive. Learn more…

Randy Tuma

Executive Director
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Jenn Harper

Development and Marketing Manager
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Miranda Gorges

Event Manager
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Jennifer Appel

Event Coordinator

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Sam Ziepke

Office Manager
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Erica Bukouricz

Public Program Coordinator/Naturalist
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Connor Gehrke

Property Manager
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Chair – Kathi Seifert – Katapult LLC

John Bergstorm- Bergstorm Automotive

Cathie Tierney – Community First Credit Union

Terry Timm – Thrivent Financial

Tom Boldt – The Boldt Company

Mike Jansen – Faith Technologies

Charlie Fredrickson – Faith Technologies

Lee Allinger – Retired Appleton Area School District

Colleen Martenson – Secura Insurance Company

Peggy Murphy – Kimberly Clark

Mark Van Pay – Great Northern Corporation

Jesse Ostrum – Thrivent

Jeff Krepline – Menasha Corporation

Iqbal Mian – U.S. Venture