Entries by Ed Makowski

Spring Flower Blooms at Riveredge | April 12, 2021

One of the fantastic Riveredge volunteers, who has been exploring Riveredge trails for years to both take photographs and record observations, is letting us know what flowers she sees blooming at Riveredge. In scientific terms, this is called “Phenology.” What is phenology? It’s very similar to another word, phenomenon. Phenology means what happens, and when, […]

Seeking Spring Homeschool Program Education Volunteers

Riveredge has seen unprecedented enrollment in our Homeschool Programs (which we’re so pleased about!). This means that we need more helpful volunteers than we’ve ever needed in previous years. If you’re involved in education, or have been an educator, or have a passion for the outdoors and learning, we need your help! Main Homeschool Volunteer […]

Welcome Courtney Rogaczewski, the New Riveredge Director of Development

Riveredge Nature Center is pleased to welcome our new Director of Development, Courtney Rogaczewski. Courtney started with Riveredge on February 1st. Courtney began her career in public relations/marketing with Kohl’s Department Stores. She then shifted to corporate philanthropy at Kohl’s Corporate where she oversaw the Kohl’s Cares program. From there, she wanted to be closer […]

Riveredge Volunteer Feature: Mark Vollmers

You may recognize Mark Vollmers for any number of reasons. Perhaps you’ve seen him acting in a movie or a commercial…otherwise you might have heard him singing with Vocal Tapestry, a group that sings folk songs from around the world. At Riveredge, you’ll most likely recognize Mark as the man behind the pancake griddle during […]

Help Tap the Sap at Riveredge!

February is giving way to March and pretty soon the sap will be flowing overnight in the 400-tree Riveredge Nature Center Sugarbush! Riveredge has a wonderful cast of volunteers who help haul buckets and bags of sap throughout maple sugarin’ season. All of it has to make its way to the Sugarbush House, where those […]

Riveredge Re-Member December Promotion!

Get outdoors and explore during this winter and beyond with a membership to Riveredge Nature Center! Enjoy 10 miles of trails on 379 acres of gorgeous wild habitat to explore any day you wish all year round. Additionally, Riveredge members receive discounts on programs, early registration for Summer Camp, access to member-only events, and more. […]

Giving Tuesday Update: THANK YOU Riveredge Community!

Dear Riveredge Community,   Wow. I have to tell you, this morning I feel a combination of gratitude and astonishment that is hard to put into words. For Giving Tuesday, we created an initial goal of fundraising $5,000. Then based on your commitment, your leadership, we felt emboldened to double that goal to $10,000. Well…you […]