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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Merica Whitehall
Main Address:
1111 Bellevue Blvd. North
Bellevue, NE 68005
Neale Woods Nature Center
14323 Edith Marie Ave
Omaha, NE 68112

What We Do

For over 100 years, Fontenelle Forest has inspired generations to care for the natural world and has increased access to nature for everyone. You know the powerful memories and life-changing experiences gained while hiking the trails, looking into the eyes of a raptor, or attending summer camp. When Fontenelle Forest gives a child their first experience of discovering nature it has far-reaching benefits, from improved focus in school to better civic engagement. Studies have shown that spending time in the natural world is great for your health; it boosts your immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and increases your energy levels.
When you support Fontenelle Forest you are giving the gift of nature, education and recreation to our community. With your support Fontenelle Forest will continue to be a beacon of nature in our community for the next 100 years.

Interesting Info

Manages more than 2,100 acres of land and 24 miles of trails in Bellevue and Omaha.
The only licensed statewide Raptor Recovery program, rescuing over 500 birds of prey each year.
More than 170,000 people visit Fontenelle Forest each year.

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