Let's Get Wild

For the past 50 years, Riveredge has been the start of something wild for adventurers, explorers, and learners of all ages. Your tax-deductible gift keeps this 379-acre learning laboratory thriving as we enter the next 50 years. Thank you so much!

Let's Get Wild

For the past 50 years, Riveredge has been the start of something wild for adventurers, explorers, and learners of all ages. Your tax-deductible gift keeps this 379-acre learning laboratory thriving as we enter the next 50 years. Thank you so much!

Fight Nature Deficit Disorder

Looking around Riveredge on any given day, you might see a school group wading through the Milwaukee River as they learn to test water quality. Or a family swinging from the treetops together in our one-of-a-kind tree climbing program.  Perhaps it's our nature-based 4K students you spot running (and stumbling) through the snow as they delight in their first time on snow-shoes. 

It's easy to forget that this magical place is, unfortunately, the exception, not the norm. In a world where 75% of UK kids spend less time outside than prison inmates, for example, your gift is a direct antidote to the nature-deficit disorder affecting far too many children (and adults!).

Preserve wild Wisconsin

As you pass patches of pasque flowers or observe an otter out the corner of your eye, it can be hard to believe that 50 years ago, most of these 379 acres of wild Wisconsin was degraded farmland barren of diversity and life. 
 
Not today. Thanks to the five decades of dedicated restoration efforts by volunteers and staff,  Riveredge is regarded as one of the most beautifully restored natural sanctuaries in southeastern Wisconsin. Your gift ensures these prairies, woods, ponds, and over one mile of Milwaukee River shoreline that act as a sanctuary for threatened plants and wildlife and an oasis for visitors to leave behind their hectic lives can continue to be protected and restored.

Join The Movement

We absolutely love being so many people's "second backyard". But with new research coming out seemingly every day about the immense health and happiness benefits of time spent outside, we also know that more must be done to make nature a part of people's everyday lives, even when they're not at Riveredge.

That's why we're dedicated to building a movement to bring nature to where people already are- their neighborhoods, schools, and backyards. With your gift, you join this movement by supporting innovative partnership programs like Family Nature Clubs, Scientist in Residence, Community Rivers Program, Sturgeon Fest, Every Kid In A Park, and more!

Thank you for being such a generous partner.

Is there anything else we can help you with?

FLEXIBLE OPTIONS

Not only is giving on a scheduled basis often easier for your own budgeting purposes, it helps Riveredge plan our budget sustainably as well! Our online donation system makes setting up a donation yearly or monthly super easy- just choose your desired donation frequency in the form. 

DONATIONS BY MAIL

Prefer to donate by mail? Checks can be mailed to:

Riveredge Nature Center
P.O. Box 26
Newburg, WI 53060

Or, of course, feel free to stop into the center so we can thank you in person. 🙂

ANYTHING ELSE AT ALL?

If you have questions about donating through IRA accounts, planned giving, designating funds to a specific project, other any other giving needs (or if you just want to learn more about what's going on at Riveredge!), please don't hesitate to reach out to Natalie Dorrler, our Director of Development, at 262-375-2715 or ndorrler@riveredge.us.